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Stibnite With Cervantite & Kermesite

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Stibnite With Cervantite & Kermesite

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Locality: 
La Estrella Mine, Ateca, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 1 cm
Description

Bright silvery stibnite masses embedded in matrix with powdery cervantite and dark red kermesite.

This is an old specimen from beginning of 1980´s. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to get a sample, good or bad as it remains only a closed pit and few material left with no slags, mostly vegetation.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stibnite

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

Cervantite

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

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
schani

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