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Zinkenite

Sulfosalt mineral

Zinkenite is a steel-gray metallic sulfosalt composed of lead Pb 42. Zinkenite occurs as acicular needle-like crystals.

It was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in the Harz Mountains and named after its discoverer, German mineralogist and mining geologist, Johann Karl Ludwig Zinken

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal