Raspite with stolzite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Jamieson Shaft, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia <br /><br />2 1/4" across <br /><br />Broken Hill is the type locality for raspite. The raspite crystals are mainly 2 - 3 mm long. The coverage of raspite crystals on this specimen is particularly rich. This piece is very historical and was found before 1900. I bought it from a Melbourne mineral collector in 2015 and bartered it out to Robert Lavinsky later in 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Most of the crystals on this piece are raspite.  It is diamorphic with stolzite.  Both are lead tungstates.  Stolzite crystalizes in the tetragonal crystal system.  Raspite crystalizes in the monoclinic crystal system.  Raspite is far rarer than stolzite. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>

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