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Native Bismuth & Skutterudite

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Native Bismuth & Skutterudite

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Description
Locality: 
Shaft 371, Schlema-Hartenstein, Erzgebirge, Schlema, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 4.5 × 4 cm
Description

Heavy cabinet-sized ore-sample of lustrous pinkish to reddish white metallic native bismuth and silvery grey skutterudite. The whole specimen is pure native bismuth and skutterudite with some crystal fragments on some sides.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bismuth

Formula: 
Bi
Strunz: 
1.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Skutterudite

Formula: 
CoAs3-x
Strunz: 
2.EC.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Skuterud Mines (Skutterud Mines; Modum Cobalt Mines), Modum, Buskerud, Norway

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