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Stibnite Ankerite & Cervantite

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Stibnite Ankerite & Cervantite

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Description
Locality: 
Fishington Mine, Wongwabinda, Clarke County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.6 × 2.9 × 2.8 cm
Description

Acicular stibnite crystals as isolated individuals in a cavity lined with ankerite and also as crystalline grey masses in matrix associated with creamy yellow cervantite. The Fishington mine is also refered to as the Magword Antimony Mine

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stibnite

Formula: 
Sb2S3
Strunz: 
2.DB.05
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
Lead grey

Ankerite

Formula: 
Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria

Cervantite

Formula: 
Sb3+Sb5+O4
Strunz: 
4.DE.30
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Cervantes, Sierra de Ancares, Lugo, Galicia, Spain
Earthstones Australia

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