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Anglesite
PbSO4

     Anglesite occurs as an extremely rare secondary mineral at Mont Saint-Hilaire.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually green or tan.
Luster is adamantine to earthy.
Diaphaneity is translucent to opaque.
Crystal System is orthorhombic; Pnma.
Crystal Habits include thin crusts on galena and tiny sharp
    pseudo-rhombohedra.
Cleavage: {001} is good.
Fracture is uneven.
Hardness is 2.5 - 3.
Specific Gravity is approximately 6.3 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include aegirine, arsenopyrite, beudantite,
    galena, microcline, pyrite, pyrrhotite and sphalerite.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit and forms.
Origin: Named in 1832 after its discovery locality, on the Isle of
    Anglesey, Wales.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 28.3.1.3

Strunz Classification
# VI/A.9-50

REFERENCES:
MinRec 21:296 (1990), Dana 8:575-576 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

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PE
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AP
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MX
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SS
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MC
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HF
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BR
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SX
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FR
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