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Schwartzembergite

#48319

Schwartzembergite

#48319
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Pb2+5H2I3+O6Cl3 (RRUFF)
Locality
San Francisco mine, Sierra Gorda dist., Antofagasta, Chile

Tabular orange crystals, visibly much like Wulfenite, but tested out to be Schwartzemberite, an iodate of lead. It is also much rarer than Wulfenite and found in only two countries: Chile and Mexico. These crystals are excellent and measure about 1mm. There are several crystals is a 6mm vug. 

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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