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Emplectite Bismutite & Chalcopyrite

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Emplectite Bismutite & Chalcopyrite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Bismuth Vein, Brézouard Massif, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 3.5 × 1.2 cm
Description

A very good old classic specimen with acicular, bronce-metallic emplectite crystals, little, pale green bismutite (no detail pictures) and minor chalcopyrite. From Sainte-Marie, locality of one of the two most important mineral shows of Europe. Collecting is strictly forbidden in the region.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Emplectite

Formula: 
CuBiS2
Strunz: 
2.HA.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic Prismatic crystlas
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Tannenbaum Mine, Antonsthal, Breitenbrunn District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Bismutite

Formula: 
(BiO)2CO3
Strunz: 
5.BE.25
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
Streak: 
Grey
Type Locality: 
Arme Hilfe Mine, Ullersreuth, Hirschberg, Vogtland, Thuringia, Germany

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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