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Pyrargyrite

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Pyrargyrite

Ex. Staatliche Mineralien-Niederlage, Freiberg, Sa
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Description

Sharp deep red crystals of pyrargyrite from a super classic locality, well known for silver minerals. The main crystal is undamaged, with moderate lustrous faces. The original label is from the old stock of the “Staatliche Mineralien-Niederlage, Freiberg, Sa” (Freiberg Mining Academy Mineral Dealership). Ex Arnaud Gelders collection #185.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrargyrite

Formula: 
Ag3SbS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Hardness: 
2.5

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