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Sussanite


Susannite is a lead carbonate sulfate mineral with the same chemical composition as leadhillite and macphersonite. While recognized earlier, it was Haidinger (1845) who named it after the Susanna mine. Susannite forms 1 mm pseudo-octahedral crystals on a matrix of cleaved leadhillite. The susannite crystals have a creamy-gray coloration.

This item was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Merrill obtained this specimen in 1956. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.

Price: $80

Item code: MS1138

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