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Moschellandsbergite & Gortdrumite

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Moschellandsbergite & Gortdrumite

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Description
Locality: 
Landsberg, Obermoschel, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 1.7 × 0.6 cm
Description

Grey metallic moschellandsbergite with gortdrumite on cinnabar and native mercury. The gortdrumite needles are intergrown with another sulfide, resulting in a  much thicker appearance.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Moschellandsbergite

Formula: 
Ag2Hg3
Strunz: 
1.AD.15d
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
silver
Type Locality: 
Carolina Mine, Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Gortdrumite

Formula: 
(Cu,Fe)6Hg2S5
Strunz: 
2.BD.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gortdrum Mine, Monard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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