Raspite

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Raspite
Raspite-130810.jpg
Raspite
General
Category Oxide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
PbWO4
Strunz classification 04.DG.20

Raspite is a mineral, a lead tungstate; with the formula PbWO4. It forms yellow to yellowish brown monoclinic crystals.[1] It is the low temperature monoclinic dimorph of the tetragonal stolzite.[2][1]

It was discovered in 1897 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, it was named for Charles Rasp (1846-1907), German-Australian prospector, discoverer of the Broken Hill ore deposit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Handbook of Mineralogy
  2. ^ Mindat entry
  3. ^ "Raspite Mineral Data", Webmineral.com, retrieved September 12, 2010 

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