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CERUSSITE

PbCO3
Lead Carbonate


Dunbrack Pb, Cu, Zn, Ag Mine, Halifax County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4962571
 Easting 484916
Details:
 The Dunbrack Pb, Cu, Zn, Ag Mine (really only a development prospect by modern mining standards) consists of two shafts found a few kilometers north of the village of Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax County.
References:
 NSMOD #D14-009
Further Info:
 extensive information & references available in the Mineral Database
Other Minerals:
 galena, tridymite, tourmaline, fluorite, azurite, pyrrhotite, ilmenite, djurleite, digenite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrite, bornite, chalcocite malachite, meneghinite, pyromorphite




 

 Cleavage: not as good as other carbonates, still considered good in one direction

 Colour: colorless or white, also gray, yellow, and even blue-green

 Fracture: conchoidal and brittle

 Hardness: 3-3.5

 Luster: adamantine to almost submetallic and sometimes greasy

 Streak: white or colorless

 Possible Useage: lead ore

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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