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Argentobaumhauerite & Hutchinsonite

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Argentobaumhauerite & Hutchinsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, Libertad Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.7 × 2 cm
Description

Outstanding very aesthetic specimen of red brown argentobaumhauerite (formerly known as baumhauerite-2a)  associated to sharp hutchinsonite crystals and yellow orpiment and colorless baryte.

Only two localities known worldwide for argentobaumhauerite !

Argentobaumhauerite was redefined in 2015 and it is extremely rare worldwide

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Argentobaumhauerite

Formula: 
Pb11Ag(As,Sb)18S36
Strunz: 
2/E.24-15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3
Colour: 
Steel grey
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Wallis, Switzerland

Hutchinsonite

Formula: 
TlPbAs5S9
Strunz: 
2.HD.45
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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