Anglesite



Anglesite, a lead sulfate mineral of the barite group, was first reported from Sterling Hill by Palache (1935) and from the Buckwheat Dump in Franklin by Cook (1973). It occurs as euhedral colorless crystals, illustrated by Palache (1935).
No physical or optical data have been reported. At Sterling Hill, anglesite occurs as an alteration of galena in the Noble and Passaic Pits. At Franklin, it was found as microcrystals associated with malachite and cerussite in vugs in a galena-chalcocite vein cutting garnet-pyroxene rock. It is a rare mineral locally. (Dunn, 1995)


 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1832
     
 Formula: PbSO4
 Essential Elements: Lead, Oxygen, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Lead, Oxygen, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Anglesite

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.627

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.41


     
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