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Binnite & Realgar

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Binnite & Realgar

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm
Description

A bright black crystal of binnite set on sugary dolomite with scattered realgar from a find in July 1990.

This is quite good for one of these.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Binnite

Variety Of: 

Tennantite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.5

Realgar

Formula: 
As4S4
Strunz: 
2.FA.15a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0

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