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Mercurian Tetrahedrite

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MGR718995

Mercurian Tetrahedrite

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Description
Locality: 
Brixlegg, Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5.3 × 4.4 cm
Description

The main crystal is 18 mm across. Mercurian Tetrahedrite is also named "Schwarzite". This variety of Tetrahedrite is very rare. The type locality of the mineral is the village of Schwarz in Tyrol. The particular specimen is really fantastic: the crystal size, the sharp habit and the combination with Baryte matrix is outstanding. This is a piece of highest relevance for the mineral and aswell for the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mercurian Tetrahedrite

Variety Of: 

Tetrahedrite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Formula: 
(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Hardness: 
0.0
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