Barstowite

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Barstowite
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Barstowite from Passa Limani area, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
General
Category Halide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb4[Cl6|CO3]•H2O
Strunz classification 03.DC.95
Identification
Color White to transparent
Crystal system monoclinic
Mohs scale hardness 3
Luster Adamantine
Streak White

Barstowite, formula Pb4[Cl6|CO3]•H2O, is a transparent to white mineral in the monoclinic system.[1] It has a Mohs hardness of 3, a white streak and an adamantine lustre.[1]

The type locality for Barstowite is Bounds Cliff, St Endellion, Cornwall in the United Kingdom.[1] It is named after Richard W. Barstow[1] (1947–1982) a Cornish mineral collector.[2]

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