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Stephanite Argentite & Argentopyrite

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Stephanite Argentite & Argentopyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Alberoda, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4 × 4.5 × 3 cm
Description

The crystallized dolomite matrix is partially covered by argentopyrite crystals and inbetween perch aggregates of black metallic lustrous stefanite and argentite up to 1 cm size. On the label is written sternbergite but I cant confirm. However this is a very rich sample of th silver paragenesis from Erzgebirge.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stephanite

Formula: 
Ag5SbS4
Strunz: 
2.GB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Argentite

Renamed To: 

Acanthite

Formula: 
Ag2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.35
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Argentopyrite

Formula: 
AgFe2S3
Strunz: 
2.CB.65
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
Grey.
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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