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Plattnerite in Calcite

Plattnerite is a polymorph of lead dioxide. While first reported in 1837, the name plattnerite comes from Haidinger's 1845 Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie. The mineral name honors Carl Friedrich Plattner (1800-1858), professor of Metallurgy and Assaying at the Freiburg Mining Academy.

This specimen consists of recrystallized calcite, some of which overlies plattnerite. This is an attractive black and white crystalline druse of calcite, with individuals to 8 mm. An unusual compliment to other included calcite specimens also found at Ojuela (i.e. those enclosing aurichalcite).

Price: $175

Item code: MS1745

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