Sidpietersite

Sidpietersite


Composition: Pb2+4(S6+O3S2-)O2(OH)2
Crystal System : Triclinic
Lustre : Vitreous, earthy
Hardness : 1-2
Specific Gravity : 6.77
IMA Number: 1998-036
IMA Status: Approved
Discovered By: Charles Key (American dealer)
Named for: Sidney Pieters (Namibian dealer)
References: Roberts et al. (1999)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

The type specimen is from the third oxidation zone, between 40 and 44 levels.