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Binnite

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Well formed sharp binnite crystal ( a variety of tennantite typical of the Binn Valley). Outstanding under the microscope for its beauty and perfection !. Associated sulphosalt is probably sartorite.

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

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