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Bismuth & Skutterudite

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Bismuth & Skutterudite

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Description
Locality: 
Shaft 371, Schlema-Hartenstein, Erzgebirge, Schlema, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm
Description

Silver grey, highly lustrous crystals of bismuth intergrowth with skutterudite. Some pink erythrite is also present at the rear side.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bismuth

Formula: 
Bi
Strunz: 
1.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Skutterudite

Formula: 
CoAs3-x
Strunz: 
2.EC.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Skuterud Mines (Skutterud Mines; Modum Cobalt Mines), Modum, Buskerud, Norway

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