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Owyheeite

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Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3 × 5 cm
Description

A really great sample of rare owyheeite, by size and amount of crystals that exceed cm, probably the most representative of this exceptional unique find of this silver, lead and antimony solfosalt. I have no reports of other one samples of this size, this is the only one I have of this fine quality and the only one of this size and quality that had the finder. Analysed at the University of Pisa.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Owyheeite

Formula: 
Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Strunz: 
2.HC.35
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Poorman Mine (Oso; Belle Peck Tunnels), Silver City District (Carson District), Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA

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