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Smithite On Quadratite

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Smithite On Quadratite

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm
Description

Beautiful intergrowth of red smithite with tetragonal quadratite crystals. 

SEM image attached. 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithite

Formula: 
AgAsS2
Strunz: 
2.GC.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Tabular crystals.
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

Quadratite

Formula: 
Ag(Cd,Pb)AsS3
Strunz: 
2.GC.25
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
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