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Pellouxite

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Description
Locality: 
Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

Pellouxite is a very rare silver sulphosalt only known from 3 localities worldwide, being this one from the type and most classic locality in Italy.

It occurs in this specimen as metallic acicular and prismatic crystals with good contrast with the white matrix

 

Mineral Data
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Pellouxite

Formula: 
(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6
Strunz: 
2.JB.35d
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Black
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

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