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Brandtite Sarkinite Cuprite & Native Copper

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Brandtite Sarkinite Cuprite & Native Copper

George Elling collection
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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 4.9 × 3.9 cm
Description

You are bidding on a very rich miniature sample with a fracture surface hosting rich colorless needles of brandtite on a fracture ore surface with nice pink crystals of sarkinite, blebs of native copper, tiny octahedra of cuprite and unknown copper alteration products. Very nice under the scope and better than you see here. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brandtite

Formula: 
Ca2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Sarkinite

Formula: 
Mn2+2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Copper

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

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