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Caledonite with Linarite

#BC52724

Caledonite with Linarite

#BC52724
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu2Pb5(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Hard Scramble claim, near Baker, San Bernardino Co., California, United States
Tagged
carbonate , copper

Tight clusters of 1-4mm blue Caledonite crystals with darker blue Linarite. The two minerals are quite intergrown. Excellent specimen viewed under the scope. Formerly in the Jack Parnau collection.

Caledonite

Formula
Cu2Pb5(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Radial, Striated 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
blue, blue green, green, dark green 
Streak
greenish white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection

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