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Kirkiite

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Locality: 
Kirki Mines, Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm
Description

Small crystals of the very rare mineral kirkiite, a Pb-Bi sulphosalt from the type locality in Kirki, the same place which produces nice wurtzite crystals like that one in this same auction. Kirkiite is found in only three localities worldwide and is usually massive, however this sample has a few crystals, one of them with a pseudohexagonal shape (fourth photo).
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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kirkiite

Formula: 
Pb10Bi3As3S19
Strunz: 
2.JB.30b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Agios Philippos Mine (St Philippos Mine; Agios Philippos Pb-Zn deposit; Kirki Mine; Kirka Mine), Kirki Mines (Kirka), Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia), Greece

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