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leadhillite

[′led‚hi‚līt]
(mineralogy)
Pb4(SO4)(CO3)2(OH)2 A yellowish or greenish- or grayish-white monoclinic mineral consisting of basic sulfate and carbonate of lead; dimorphous with susanite.
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Commonly the brochantite is associated with cerussite, chlorargyrite, linarite, caledonite and leadhillite. Chrysocolla is often found as pseudomorphs after brochantite crystals.
Intense oxidation resulted in a remarkable assemblage of supergene lead and copper sulfates including fine specimens of linarite, caledonite and leadhillite. The best specimens of these species were found while the mine was working; very few have been found in this century.
Bryce-Wright's agency." There is an accompanying engraving of a leadhillite specimen "procured by Mr.
The National Museum of Scotland brought several large cases-full of outstanding specimens of classic Scottish and English minerals: Leadhills lanarkite, leadhillite and anglesite; Cornish bournonite; Cumbrian calcite; and zeolites from the Isle of Skye were among the standouts.
How about the 10-cm magnetite crystal from Russia, or the huge 5-cm leadhillite from Tsumeb, Namibia, which Rock said he purchased from a miner for $75.00?
Marion Godshaw put in a case of really choice miniatures including a superb Tiger leadhillite and what was then a quite rare Hotazel mine rhodochrosite from the Kalahari Manganese Field in South Africa.
The Smithsonian filled a case with fine Tsumeb minerals including leadhillite, anglesite, tennantite, azurite, smithsonite and other collector species.
Representatives of the Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii, making their first trip to the Show, displayed some fine specimens including Tsumeb leadhillite, Romania stibnite, a Kongsberg silver and more.
The National Museums of Scotland displayed some classic Leadhills rarities including leadhillite from the type locality.
Rarities such as hydrocerussite, diaboleite and leadhillite were fun to see, and caused many an Arizona collector's pulse to quicken.
I knew it must be a rare cabinet-sized leadhillite specimen from Tiger, Arizona.
How about top-quality specimens of leadhillite, cerussite, linarite, turquoise, vanadinite, smithsonite, zunyite, cyanotrichite and hematite?