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Miargyrite Diaphorite & Bournonite

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BCK152139

Miargyrite Diaphorite & Bournonite

William Henderson collection
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Description
Locality: 
Van Silver Mine, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1.2 × 1.5 cm
Description

A very nice specimen with several sulphosalts in nice crystals. One nice miargyrite crystal with red internal reflections joins sharp clusters of bournonite, a prismatic diaphorite crystal with sprays of fizelyite(?) all on sphalerite and pyrite. Nice piece!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Miargyrite

Formula: 
AgSbS2
Strunz: 
2.HA.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Neue Hoffnung Gottes Mine, Bräunsdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Diaphorite

Formula: 
Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Strunz: 
2.JB.05
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Neue Hoffnung Gottes Mine, Bräunsdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Bournonite

Formula: 
PbCuSbS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.50
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Boys (Trewetha Mine; Old Trewetha Mine), Port Isaac, St Endellion, Wadebridge District, Cornwall, England, UK

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