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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Pearceitespacer

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Walton Pb, Zn, Ag, Ba Deposit
Zone 20
 Northing 5006204
 Easting 418116

 The past producing Walton Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Ba Deposit is located approximately 4 km southwest of the village of Walton, Hants County. The abandoned workings can be accessed by a secondary road leading off the main highway that leads from Walton to Windsor.

 NSMOD #H01-008
Further Info:

 The principal metallic minerals within the orebody are galena, sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, malachite, auzurite, chalcocite, marcasite, tennantite, prousite, pearceite and acanthite. Pyrite and marcasite are closely associated and occur as dull, metallic, brass-yellow, fine grained intergrowths of a colloform or concretionary texture. the galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and other sulphides are closely associated with the pyrite and marcasite and, in most cases, are intergrown with them. Stalactitic and botryoidal masses of pyrite and marcasite fill late fractures in the sulphide body. Galena occurs as fine grained masses, in brecciated pods, fracture- and seam-fillings and as fine disseminations. Sphalerite is light to dark brown and is almost always intergrown with galena. Chalcopyrite occurs as pure blebs, masses, stringers and irregular patches. Tennanite is lead grey and commonly intergrown with chalcopyrite, also occurring as irregular masses and small discontinuous seams. The high silver-bearing sulphosalts prousite and pearceite occur as disseminated grains and small masses within vugs and crushed breccia zones. Malachite and auzurite are rare and usually occur as coatings on other sulphide minerals.

Other Minerals:
 sphalerite, malachite, azurite, galena, chalcopyrite, barite, pyrite, marcasite, tennantite, proustite



 Colour: black


 Hardness: 2.5-3

 Luster: sub-metallic

 Streak: reddish black

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 More Info: Mineralogy Database