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Jamesonite

#45913

Jamesonite

#45913
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Pb4FeSb6S14 (RRUFF)
Locality
Wallace, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone Co., Idaho, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Tightly compacted acicular crystals of Jamesonite, an ore of lead.

This historic mining district is one of the world's largest concentrations of silver and has produced over 1.18 billion ounces of silver since 1884. Lead, zince, copper, and antimony has also contributed to over $2.89 billion worth of production. The district is located in the panhandle of Idaho and within the Coeur d'Alene Mountains of the the Bitterroot Range. The mines are hosted by the 1.4 BYA Proterozoic Belt Supergroup rocks.

Jamesonite

Formula
Pb4FeSb6S14 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Radial, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, steel gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
black. grayish 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Chris van Laer Collection

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