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Proustite On Quartz

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Proustite On Quartz

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Locality: 
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 6.2 × 4.5 cm
Description

Proustite as a cleft filling on quartzite. Several little vugs, one containing a very nice group of dark red proustite crystals. Proustite is covering large areas of the matrix and appears in several cracks.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Proustite

Formula: 
Ag3AsS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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