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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

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Mineral Information on:
caledonite

Chemical Group:       sulfate  (and a carbonate)

Chemical Formula:  
Cu2Pb5CO3(SO4)3(OH)6

Color:     green, light blue, blue to blue-green         
 

Streak:  greenish white to bluish green

 

Hardness:   2.5 to 3              Specific Gravity:    5.6 to 5.8             

Fracture:  uneven

transparent to translucent

Cleavage: 1 direct perfect, 2 poor

 

Crystal Forms:  Orthorhombic system. crystals often striated

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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