Yedlinite, Diaboleite

Specimen ID: ENT-LE6

Mineral(s)
Yedlinite : Pb6Cr3+Cl6(O,OH,H2O)8
Diaboleite : Pb2CuCl2(OH)4
Locality
As recorded:
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth Mining District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
2.4cm x 1.7cm x 1.7cm
Events

Photo added to mindat.org

2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm. Diaboleite is a rare lead, copper chloride, and is one of the great treasures from the renowned Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine at Tiger. The Diaboleite is an intense azure-blue and the better-developed crystals have a tabular habit. However, that is not the valuable part of this historic mineral specimen: Rather, the plentiful, small red microcrystals make this one of the world's best of species. This piece is legendary micro collector, Neal Yedlin's, Yedlinite. This is a very fine thumbnail containing very good microcrystals on a relatively large specimen. It is in his original box, which says, in his own hand " Diaboleite + Red Unknown (new)" on the front. On the bottom, he noted that he got this at Schortmann's in August of 1968. The specimen was later given in exchange to Will Henderson, and I obtained his micro collection recently. This was the major piece in the collection, as far as I am concerned. This specimen is notable for its richness for the species, and its historical association as well.
Robert Lavinsky - 17th July 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm. Diaboleite is a rare lead, copper chloride, and is one of the great treasures from the renowned Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine at Tiger. The Diaboleite is an intense azure-blue and the better-developed crystals have a tabular habit. However, that is not the valuable part of this historic mineral specimen: Rather, the plentiful, small red microcrystals make this one of the world's best of species. This piece is legendary micro collector, Neal Yedlin's, Yedlinite. This is a very fine thumbnail containing very good microcrystals on a relatively large specimen. It is in his original box, which says, in his own hand " Diaboleite + Red Unknown (new)" on the front. On the bottom, he noted that he got this at Schortmann's in August of 1968. The specimen was later given in exchange to Will Henderson, and I obtained his micro collection recently. This was the major piece in the collection, as far as I am concerned. This specimen is notable for its richness for the species, and its historical association as well.
Robert Lavinsky - 17th July 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm. Diaboleite is a rare lead, copper chloride, and is one of the great treasures from the renowned Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine at Tiger. The Diaboleite is an intense azure-blue and the better-developed crystals have a tabular habit. However, that is not the valuable part of this historic mineral specimen: Rather, the plentiful, small red microcrystals make this one of the world's best of species. This piece is legendary micro collector, Neal Yedlin's, Yedlinite. This is a very fine thumbnail containing very good microcrystals on a relatively large specimen. It is in his original box, which says, in his own hand " Diaboleite + Red Unknown (new)" on the front. On the bottom, he noted that he got this at Schortmann's in August of 1968. The specimen was later given in exchange to Will Henderson, and I obtained his micro collection recently. This was the major piece in the collection, as far as I am concerned. This specimen is notable for its richness for the species, and its historical association as well.
Robert Lavinsky - 17th July 2014
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