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Arcubisite With Matildite & Berryite

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Arcubisite With Matildite & Berryite

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Description
Locality: 
Ivigtut, Ivittuut, Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.4 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm
Description

Laminar metallic grey specimen of a rare sulphides including arcubisite from the type locality, named according to the composition: Argentum (Ag) + Cuprum (Cu) + Bismuth (Bi) + Sulphur (S). According to the associated label it is associated to matildite and berryite, and the matrix is a white mass.

Ex Vandenbroucke Museum (Waregem), who built a huge collection from the 1960’s to end 1990’s. A copy of the label will be delivered with the specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Arcubisite

Formula: 
Ag6CuBiS4
Strunz: 
2.LA.40
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Gray
Type Locality: 
Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut (Ivigtut), Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland

Matildite

Formula: 
AgBiS2
Strunz: 
2.JA.20
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Matilda Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department, Peru

Berryite

Formula: 
Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Strunz: 
2.HB.20d
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Missouri Mine, Hall Valley, Montezuma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA

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