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Hannebachite

#PD50064

Hannebachite

#PD50064
Availability
Sold
Size
2.2 x 1 x 1.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
(CaSO3)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Hannebacher Ley, Hannebach, Eifel Volcanic Fields, Germany

Elongated nearly colorless crystals in 3mm vug. Hannebachite is a fairly rare calcium sulfite found in only a handful of deposits worldwide but not in the USA. Some of the deposits are actually post-mine, slag dumps. This is the type locality.

Type Locality

Hannebachite

Formula
(CaSO3)2·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection
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