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Mercurian Tetrahedrite

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Mercurian Tetrahedrite

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Locality: 
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 8 × 5 cm
Description

An exceptional specimen of mercurian tetrahedrite (Schwazite) with sharp edges in good relief(crystals up to 0.7cm across). The schwazite contrasts nicely with the bed of colourless quartz crystals on which it sits. A top display example of a rare form of tetrahedrite.

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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