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Matildite & Galena

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Matildite & Galena

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Friedrich-Christian Mine, Wildschapbachtal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 1.1 × 2.9 cm
Description

Rare silver-bismuth sulfosalt mineral matildite with galena. Matildite forms dark-grey metallic lath like crystals with minor isometric galena crystals on the laths. This mineralisation was originaly called as "schapbachite", but real schapbachite was never found on the locality.

Mineral Data
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Matildite

Formula: 
AgBiS2
Strunz: 
2.JA.20
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Matilda Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department, Peru

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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