Alamosite

Alamosite


Composition: PbSiO3
Crystal System : Monoclinic
Colours: Colourless, white, grey, cream
Lustre : Adamantine, sub-adamantine
Hardness : 4.5
Specific Gravity : 6.5
References: Keller (1977a)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

Radiating, colourless-to-white sprays of elongated crystals from the second oxidation zone are considered to be best of species. According to Von Bezing et al. (2014), some 60-80 specimens were recovered from this find. The crystals were at first mistaken for aragonite.