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Cadmium Wurtzite & Jordanite

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Cadmium Wurtzite & Jordanite

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Description
Locality: 
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki, Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Perfect lustrus hexagonal bipyramidal Cd rich wurtzite crystals of glassy luster partly coated with jordanite "dust" and microcrystals in matrix cavity. Specimen from my find published at N.4-2014 Rivista Mineralogica Italiana magazine.

Mineral Data
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Cadmium

Formula: 
Cd
Strunz: 
1.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Ust'-Khann'ya Intrusion, Lower Khann'ya River, Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

Wurtzite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe)S
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Jordanite

Formula: 
Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Strunz: 
2.JB.30a
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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