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Moschellandsbergite

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Locality: 
Landsberg, Obermoschel, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.3 × 1.5 cm
Description

This is a very rare matrix moschellandsbergite from a famous and important find in the mid-1800's.

This specimen features razor-sharp intergrown crystals to 1 cm.

The number of good matrix moschellandsbergites around is probably only a few dozen, with most in museums and prominent European collections already.

This one was in the collection of Fritz Haller, Germany

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Moschellandsbergite

Formula: 
Ag2Hg3
Strunz: 
1.AD.15d
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
silver
Type Locality: 
Carolina Mine, Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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