phosgenite


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phosgenite

(ˈfɒzdʒɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a rare fluorescent secondary mineral consisting of lead chloro-carbonate in the form of greyish tetragonal crystals. Formula: Pb2(Cl2CO3)
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Rodrian is cited as the source of a specimen of Tsumeb phosgenite.
This reinforces the earlier conclusion [25], based on the fact that the natural abundance is very rare and by recipes found in ancient Egyptian texts, that the laurionite had been prepared synthetically, as was phosgenite, ([Pb.
But, notwithstanding the beauty and rarity of the many discoveries he made elsewhere, Wright's finest hour as a collector-dealer was his discovery in 1851 of phosgenite and of the new mineral matlockite in the Bage mine at Cromford in Derbyshire.
1166 Laurionite and Phosgenite, Laurium, Greece, no.
Right next to it was a selection of rare phosgenite crystals from Monteponi, Italy.
The Colorado Geological Society of Denver had a very fine display featuring a rare phosgenite and some of Colorado's pretty pink rhodochrosites.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum put in an elegant display of Tiger mine minerals, rare lead silver sulfosalts, wulfenite, dioptase and a very rare phosgenite.
And the Natural History Museum of Milano, Italy gave everyone a treat with a display of some of the world's better lustrous phosgenite crystals.
I found a very large, almost 3-kg piece of phosgenite.
Of special interest were two cases of "rarities" from Colorado; it is indeed rare, and of course educational, to see fine Colorado specimens of, for example, allanite, bismuthinite, chrysoberyl, chlorargyrite, and phosgenite.
For example, the earlier texts only briefly mention Tsumeb phosgenite, as it was earlier known only in a few negligible specimens; but here we read of a 1993 pocket, in the third oxidation zone, which produced the world's finest phosgenite crystals, and to prove the claim there is a full-page photo of a gemmy brown, perfectly formed 9-cm single crystal.