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Palmierite

#PD49848

Palmierite

#PD49848
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
K2Pb(SO4)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy

Powdery yellow mineral in vial dated 1924. I am not sure if that is when it was collected or if it is from an eruption in 1924. It a relatively new vial, so not an antique like the other vials. Vesuvius is the type locality for Palmierite. Palmierite is rare having been reported from only nine localities worldwide.

Antique Specimen, Type Locality

Palmierite

Formula
K2Pb(SO4)2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Type Locality

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