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Iltisite

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Locality: 
Adolf Mine, Rudabanya, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm
Description

Red crystalaggregates of microscopic hexagonal tabular crystals.
This is the richest iltisite specimen I have ever seen. This mineral that generally can hardly be seen under microscope. On this specimen the iltisite aggregate is perciptible to the naked eye.

Associated with massiv, metallic red cinnabar, pale red-orange powdery perroudite, and black capgaronnite crust of microscopic needles.
One time find from 1998.

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Iltisite

Formula: 
HgAgS(Cl,Br)
Strunz: 
2.FC.20b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

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