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Posted by Chris Popham  
Chris Popham April 18, 2019 11:13AM
Thanks for the comments I'm happy with cerrusite.

From Hafan Mine in Mid-Wales. The crystals are a distinctive shape, clear though with a frosted surface and sub 1mm dimension which obviously makes a decent photo quite tricky. Anglesite is reported from this lead-copper mine.

Thanks in advance.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2019 12:00PM by Chris Popham.
Uwe Kolitsch April 18, 2019 11:51AM
Keith Compton April 18, 2019 12:52PM
I would have thought cerussite too. Have a look at Goldschmidt - Cerussite No. 157.
But then my crystallography is not always the best so I stand to be corrected !
Chris Popham April 18, 2019 01:00PM
Thanks, I was wavering to Cerrusite but all I have found at any of the Mid-Wales mines is flat 'ferns' so that's a nice surprise.
Krzysztof Andrzejewski April 18, 2019 09:48PM
- and why not gypsum??
Łukasz Kruszewski April 18, 2019 11:10PM
It looks like cerussite to me. Crystal form does not fit to gypsum at all. The habit is quite typical as for cerussite. Also, gypsum is unknown from the mine given, while cerussite is well known there.
Paul Brandes April 19, 2019 03:52AM
Agree with Cerussite.
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