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Cannizzarite & Galena

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Cannizzarite & Galena

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Strassen Tunnel, Mittal-Hohtenn, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3.5 × 2 cm
Description

Acicular crystals of the rare cannizzarite ( a Pb-Bi sulphide), associated to galenite crystals and a perfect gemmy quartz crystal. The label states that the specimen is in fact selenian cannizzarite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cannizzarite

Formula: 
Pb4Bi6S13
Strunz: 
2.JB.20
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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