• Phosgenite in Galena
  • Phosgenite in Galena
Fluorite and Halides

Phosgenite in Galena

$350.00   €325  £270.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21219
A gorgeous tight cluster of transparent gemmy Phosgenite crystals fill a 2.5 x 1.5 cm vug in a matrix of solid, finely crystalline Galena. Phosgenite is a lead chloro-carbonate and is an iconic mineral from the Italian island of Sardinia; this specimen is from the Monteponi mine at Iglesias in Carbonia-Iglesias Province. The Phosgenite crystals form blocky tetragonal crystals of up to 1 cm across, all colourless, transparent and have a characteristic brilliant glassy lustre. The Galena matrix has been trimmed in the lab to outline the vug, so keeping the specimen compact and sitting at a perfect, slightly tilted angle from which to display the magnificent Phosgenite crystals.

Details

Dimensions
3.5 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Fluorite and Halides, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Phosgenite

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