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Ferdowsiite

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Ferdowsiite

Extremely Rare !
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Description
Locality: 
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm
Description

Ferdowsiite is a extremely rare Ag-Sb-As-S sulfosalt first discribed from a locality in Iran.

Very lustrous and sharp crystals from Uchucchacua Mine in Peru turned out as this rare species but only very few small specimen could be found there so far.

This is a very good small crystal cluster of this rare mineral - EDS confirmed (see analysis)

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferdowsiite

Formula: 
Ag8(Sb5As3)S16
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
Dark grey
Type Locality: 
Barika ore deposit, Sardasht, West Azarbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province), Iran
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Ferdowsiite
Analysis Report - only: Ferdowsiite
Analysis Report - only: Ferdowsiite