Selected Minerals – Today: Anglesite

Anglesite

  • Named after the type locality (a locality, where a a particuliar mineral was first found/identified), which is here the Isle of Anglesey (Wales)
  • Occurs as an oxidation product of primary lead sulfide (PbS, Galena) ore
  • Formula: PbSO4
  • Space group: Pnma (No. 62)
  • Crystal system: orthorhombic
  • Crystal class: mmm
  • Lattice parameters: a = 8.48 Å, b = 5.40 Å, c = 6.96, αβγ = 90°

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Picture: Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC BY-SA 3.0


Crystal structure (click on the picture to download the VESTA file):

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SO4 tetrahedra (yellow), PbO8 irregular polyhedra (gray)

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