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Hodrušite

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Hodrušite

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Description
Locality: 
Rozália Mine, Hodruša-Hámre, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm
Description

Steel grey to brass hodrušite aggregates (needles) with metallic lustre associated with hematite from the type locality. There are at least 2 verz rich "nests" on the sample with multiple hodrušite crystals. Hodrušite is a rare copper-bismuth-sulfide.

Mineral Data
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Hodrušite

Formula: 
Cu8Bi12S22
Strunz: 
2.JA.10c
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch), Žarnovica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia
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