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Mercurian Tetrahedrite & Luzonite

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Mercurian Tetrahedrite & Luzonite

With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Schwaz District, Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.4 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

A very good example of schwazite, the mercury-rich variety of tetrahedrite, with a rich coverage of dark grey crystals up to 8 mm on matrix.
Many of the schwazite crystals are covered with tiny, dark pinkish-brown, pseudo-octahedral crystals of the rare copper-arsenic-sulphide luzonite.
Comes with an antique label.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mercurian Tetrahedrite

Variety Of: 

Tetrahedrite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Formula: 
(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Hardness: 
0.0

Luzonite

Formula: 
Cu3AsS4
Strunz: 
2.KA.10
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black.
Type Locality: 
Lepanto Mine, Mancayan mineral district (Mankayan), Benguet Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, Luzon, Philippines
Cartils Minerals

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