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Retgersite Arsenopyrite & Sphalerite

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Retgersite Arsenopyrite & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Müsen, Hilchenbach, Siegerland, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 5.8 × 5.2 cm
Weight: 
129.00gr
Description

Pale green retgersite on gray, etched sphalerite with arsenopyrite in quartz.

The yellow mineral might be mimetite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Retgersite

Formula: 
NiSO4·6H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.30
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru

Arsenopyrite

Formula: 
FeAsS
Strunz: 
2.EB.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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