Melanotekite


Composition: Pb2Fe3+2Si2O9
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Lustre : Metallic, greasy
Hardness : 6
Specific Gravity : 5.73
References: Gebhard (1999)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

Melanotekite was an accessory mineral associated with the major second oxidation zone find of alamosite in the mid-1970s.