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Stibnite With Cinnabar

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Stibnite With Cinnabar

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Nagolnyi Kryazh, Lugans'k Oblast', Ukraine
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 5 × 4.5 cm
Weight: 
169.00gr
Description

A cluster of parallel-grown crystalline stibnite, accompanied by minor amorphous red cinnabar from a rare ukrainian locality, the "Esaulovka Pb-Zn deposit, Nagolnyi Kryazh (Nagolnyi Range), Lugans'k Oblast, Ukraine" (30 kms N of Luhansk). Bright metallic luster.

Comes with copy of old label, dated around 1900. I did not found a reference for a former russian "Gouvernement Novo Cherkask; the town of 'Novo Charkask' (modern Novocherkassk) is situated in modern Ukraine, 30 kms NE of Rostow-on-Don.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stibnite

Formula: 
Sb2S3
Strunz: 
2.DB.05
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
Lead grey

Cinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CD.15a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

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