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Plumosite

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Colour:
grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2 - 3
Name:
From Feather ore.
A name that can refer to any 'feather ore', usually Boulangerite, but sometimes Jamesonite, Zinkenite or even a rarer sulphosalt. It is a good idea to analyse any plumosite. Jamesonite and Zinkenite can be more brittle than Boulangerite.

Classification of Plumosite

2..

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
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Physical Properties of Plumosite

Metallic
Colour:
grey
Streak:
black
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 3

Relationship of Plumosite to other Species

Other Names for Plumosite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:普通硫锑铅矿
Spanish:Plumosita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Plumosite

Reference List:
Cook, N. J. & Damian, G. S. (1997): New data on “plumosite” and other sulphosalt minerals from the Herja hydrothermal vein deposit, Baia Mare district, Rumania. Geologica Carpathica, 48, 387-399. [http://www.geo.edu.ro/sgr/mod/downloads/PDF/Cook-GeoCarp-1997.pdf]

Internet Links for Plumosite

Localities for Plumosite

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