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Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

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Colourless, white, pale ...
Anthropogenic lead hydroxide nitrate (formed on late medieval mine dumps due to the use of nitrate explosives) described by Kolitsch & Tillmanns (2003).

Forms colourless to white laths. Often associated with pseudo-octahedral Unnamed (Pb13O8(OH)6(NO3)4).
Insoluble in hot water.

Also recently found in a Pb-rich slag (Kolitsch, data from 2012, to be published).

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Physical Properties of Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

Colourless, white, pale yellow

Crystallography of Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.314(2) Å, b = 8.545(2) Å, c = 17.21(2) Å
a:b:c = 0.973 : 1 : 2.014
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1222.7 ų

Chemical Properties of Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

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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 Unnamed (Pb2(OH)3(NO3))

Reference List:
Walenta, K. (1998) Neue Mineralfunde aus dem Schwarzwald. 7. Folge, 2. Teil. Lapis, 23 (12), 43-48. (in German)

U. Kolitsch and E. Tillmanns (2003): The crystal structure of anthropogenic Pb2(OH)3(NO3), and a review of Pb-(O,OH) clusters and lead nitrates. Mineral. Mag. 67, 79-93.

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