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Native Bismuth Safflorite & Erythrite

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Native Bismuth Safflorite & Erythrite

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Description
Locality: 
Simson Mine, Böckelsbach Valley, Wittichen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm
Description

Radiating metallic safflorite crystals with silvery native bismuth and minor pink erythrite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bismuth

Formula: 
Bi
Strunz: 
1.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Safflorite

Formula: 
(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Strunz: 
2.EB.15a
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Daniel Mine (St. Daniel Mine), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Erythrite

Formula: 
Co3(AsO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.40
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Daniel Mine (St. Daniel Mine), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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