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Caledonite with Leadhillite & Oxyplumboromeite

#37446

Caledonite with Leadhillite & Oxyplumboromeite

#37446
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu2Pb5(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Brown Monster mine, Inyo Co., California, United States
Tagged
carbonate , copper

A single, gorgeous 2mm striated Caledonited crystal in predominately Leadhillite matrix. The Leadhillite is mostly massive, but can be seen in the photos only as light-reflected plates. Also in association is yelow Oxyplumboromeite.

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.

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