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Jordanite

Sulfosalt mineral

Jordanite is a sulfosalt mineral with chemical formula Pb14(As,Sb)6S23 in the monoclinic crystal system named after the German scientist H. Jordan (1808–1887) who discovered it in 1864.

Lead-grey in colour (frequently displaying an iridescent tarnish), its streak is metallic. Jordanite has a hardness of 3 on Mohs scale , has a density of approximately 6.4, and a conchoidal fracture

The type locality is the Lengenbach Quarry, Switzerland

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic