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TitleBoleite with leadhillite from Tiger, Arizona
DescriptionBoleite (bright blue) is a hydrated lead copper silver chloride hydroxide, Pb26Cu24Ag10Cl62(OH)48•3H2O. It is a pretty mineral, and is sometimes used as a gem. This sample also contains leadhillite (light green-buff color), a lead sulfate carbonate hydroxide, and brown quartz. This sample is about 4 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona. Near Tiger.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-03-21.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #308.
Key wordsboleite, leadhillite, Tiger, Arizona
Tech details543 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number210