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Ludlockite with Leiteite

#48351

Ludlockite with Leiteite

#48351
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 1.8 cm - Miniature 
Formula
PbFe3+4As3+10O22 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Not actually sold but returned to Amo

Exceptional specimen of flaming reddish orange fibrous Ludlockite with associated silky white to Leiteite. Ludlockite occurs in two forms on this specimen: one, as thin bundles and radiating groups and two, as this deep red needledles to 5mm. 

Type Locality

Ludlockite

Formula
PbFe3+4As3+10O22 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Luster
Subadamantine 
Color
copper red 
Streak
light brown 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1.5-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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