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Jordanite & Cadmium Wurtzite

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Jordanite & Cadmium Wurtzite

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Description
Locality: 
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki, Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

You are looking at the finest jordanite that I know of from Greece! The locality is mostly known for wurtzite and for pseudomorphs of galena after jordanite, usually badly formed. But we don't see original crystals of jordanite and there had been a time where the existance of jordanite in this mine was in debate. Here is an excellent 5-6mm crystal, with excellent form and luster! If you look with some magnification, you will find out that the piece hosts several other jordanites too! There is some wurtzite at the back too and some broken baryte adding to the association. Although I appreciate and value it highly for being unique and extremelly rare in Greece, I decided to risk it here, good luck!

* Items from this auction will be shipped after the 18th of February because I will be at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral show in Tucson. Grab the chance and bid on several items in this + upcoming GreekRocks auctions and combine shipping!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Jordanite

Formula: 
Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Strunz: 
2.JB.30a
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

Cadmium

Formula: 
Cd
Strunz: 
1.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Ust'-Khann'ya Intrusion, Lower Khann'ya River, Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

Wurtzite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe)S
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

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