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Pyrosmalite-(Mn) & Native Silver

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Pyrosmalite-(Mn) & Native Silver

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Description
Locality: 
El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium, Great Bear Lake, North West Territories, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.7 × 0.4 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with nice groups of native silver crystals that have been studded with beautiful little pink pyrosmalite-Mn crystals and purple fluorite. An interesting and rare little micromount. The pink crystals almost disappear into the matrix making photography difficult. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

Formula: 
(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
Strunz: 
9.EE.10
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Silver

Formula: 
Ag
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

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