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Tripuhyite & Stibnite

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Tripuhyite & Stibnite

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Description
Locality: 
Alto do Sobrido Mine, Melres, Gondomar, Porto District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm
Description

Very nice and rich sample of orange tripuhyite 'urchins' on stibnite. Berthierite is also present but sometimes it's almost imposible to distinguish from stibinite.

Collected: 
2003
Boxed with Label
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tripuhyite

Formula: 
Fe3+Sb5+O4
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Tripuí (Tripuhy), Main district, Ouro Preto, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Stibnite

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