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Annabergite With Nickelskutterudite

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Annabergite With Nickelskutterudite

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany, Ex B. Stürtz
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Dobšiná, Rožňava County, Košice Region, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
6 × 8 × 3 cm
Weight: 
353.00gr
Description

Earthy agregate of pale green annabergite covering massive nickelskutterudite and possibly other Ni ores. "Chloantite" is a german synonym for nickelskutterudite. A fine and interesting historic ore specimen.

Comes with nice old pen and ink label. As early as 1872 Bernard Stürtz (1845-1928) had established himself as a mineral dealer in Bonn am Rhein, in a dealership that had been founded by his wife in 1866.
Stürtz was proprietor of what he called his Mineralogisches und palaeontologisches Comptoir ("Mineralogical and paleontological office"), dealing in "minerals, meteorites, rocks, ores, fossils, models, scientific instruments and preparations". He stock was bought out by Dr. A. Krantz very likely in the 1920's. Dobšiná belonged to the austro-hungarian empire until WW I.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Annabergite

Formula: 
Ni3(AsO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Teichgräber Flacher vein, Teichgräber deep adit, Kippenhain Mine (Kippenhayn Mine), Schreckenberg, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Nickelskutterudite

Formula: 
NiAs3-x
Strunz: 
2.EC.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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