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Meneghinite

Meneghinite is a sulfosalt mineral with the chemical formula CuPb13 Sb7S24.[2]

In the orthorhombic crystal system, meneghinite has a Mohs hardness of 2½, one perfect cleavage and a conchoidal fracture. It is a blackish lead-grey in colour and gives a black shining streak. Its lustre is metallic.[2]

Discovered in the Italian Province of Lucca in 1852[2], it is named after Giuseppe Meneghini (1811–1889) of the University of Pisa, who first observed the species.[3] The Bottino Mine in Lucca is the type locality.[2]

References

1. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/meneghinite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
2. ^ a b c d e Mindat information page for Meneghinite
3. ^ The Brown Reference Group plc, ed (2007). "Meneghinite". Treasures of the Earth. De Agostini UK Ltd. ISBN 0748979956.



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