• Phosgenite in Galena
Carbonates

Phosgenite in Galena

$350.00   €290  £250.00 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 chlorocarbonate 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 with this species’ 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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