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Schwartzembergite with Diaboleite

#48316

Schwartzembergite with Diaboleite

#48316
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Pb2+5H2I3+O6Cl3 (RRUFF)
Locality
San Francisco mine, Sierra Gorda dist., Antofagasta, Chile

Lustrous, lenticular and tabular micro crystals to about 0.5mm associated with Diaboleite. Verified by XRD/EDS. Schwartzembergite is a rare iodate of lead found predominately in arid regions of Chile with other rare halides.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Schwartzembergite

Formula
Pb2+5H2I3+O6Cl3 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Druse, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
yellow brown, light yellow, reddish brown 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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