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Native Antimony With Stibiconite

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Native Antimony With Stibiconite

Ex Alex Franz, Düsseldorf, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Arechuybo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
175.00gr
Description

A massive specimen consisting solely of bright metallic native antimony associated with earthy, ochre-colored masses of stibiconite. A fine and rich specimen!

Comes with old Alex Franz label. He was born in Göttingen in 1906. He was trained in optics at the Technical School in Jena, receiving his Master's Degree in 1929. He then joined his family's optics business in Hannover, managing it with the help of his brother in his early years, and thereafter by himself.
Franz became interested in minerals at an early age, and built a personal collection which unfortunately was lost during the chaos of the war years. Nevertheless, he built up a substantial new mineral collection following the war. Franz died on October 25, 2000.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Antimony

Formula: 
Sb
Strunz: 
1.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Colour: 
Tin-white
Streak: 
Grey
Type Locality: 
Sala Silver Mine, Sala, Västmanland, Sweden

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