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Pucherite & Schumacherite

Dan Behnke collection
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Description
Locality: 
Pucher Shaft, Schneeberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm
Description

You are bidding on an extremely rich sample with both sides covered in wonderful crystals of pucherite in a multitude of habits with yellow schumacherite crystals. Very rich! 

This sample is from the collection of Dan Behnke, long-time friend, micromounter and prodigious photographer. I am pleased to be able to offer selections from his large collection, many of which are illustrated specimens in Rocks & Minerals, The Mineralogiocal Record, Photo Atlas of Minerals and many other publications. All samples from his meticulously catalogued collection will come with his original index card with all notes, photography annotations and other pertinent information, as well as any slides Dan may have taken of the sample with publication notes and date the photo was made.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pucherite

Formula: 
Bi(VO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.40
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Pucher Shaft, Wolfgang Maaßen Mine field, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Schumacherite

Formula: 
Bi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BO.10
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Pucher Shaft, Wolfgang Maaßen Mine field, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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