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  • Phosgenite


ID: CC19533
A magnificent and complex Phosgenite (lead chlorocarbonate) from the famous Monteponi mine at Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy, a European and World classic locality.  The specimen, composed entirely of greyish-tan Phosgenite, forms a skyscraper-like blocky structure and is recorded on the accompanying label as a pseudomorph, but after just what is unclear.  All prism faces and the flat termination are coated in micro-crystallised Phosgenite which produces a constantly glittering sparkle.  On the base (adjacent to two glued-on labels) are two magnificent phosgenite crystals; 1.5 x 10 x 0.4 cm and 1.9 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm, which on most other specimens would be the prime focus!  

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7.2 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Minerals on specimen
Phosgenite, Phosgenite

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