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Steropesite

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Description
Locality: 
La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Very nice specimen of yellow crystals of steropesite, a relatively new and exceptionally rare thallium mineral (IMA 2008-014) of formula Tl3BiCl6 from the famous La Fossa Crater.

Analyzed by SEM/EDS by I.Campostrini.

Only known from this locality worldwide !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Steropesite

Formula: 
Tl3BiCl6
Strunz: 
3.CK.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
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