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Pääkkönenite Kermesite & Valentinite

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Pääkkönenite Kermesite & Valentinite

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Description
Locality: 
Cai'ao Mine, Danfeng County, Shaanxi Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm
Description

Creamy white  Valentinite crystals together with some stibnite needles and very attractive dark red kermesite crystals on  Pääkkönenite which has formed both crystal druzes in cavities and the matrix itself.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pääkkönenite

Formula: 
Sb2AsS2
Strunz: 
2.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Grey
Type Locality: 
Kalliosalo, Seinäjoki, Western and Inner Finland Region, Finland

Kermesite

Formula: 
Sb2S2O
Strunz: 
2.FD.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 1.5
Colour: 
Red
Type Locality: 
Neue Hoffnung Gottes Mine, Bräunsdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Valentinite

Formula: 
Sb2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.55
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Les Chalanches Mine, Allemont, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Earthstones Australia

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