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Iltisite Capgaronnite Perroudite

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Iltisite Capgaronnite Perroudite

Rare Mineral
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Description
Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1 × 0.5 cm
Description

A swarm of very small light-brown crystals of iltisite, an extremely rare mineral, together there are small elongated black crystals scattered in several points of the sample and here and the red groups of perroudite. All three species have their type locality in Capgaronne, from where this interesting specimen comes from. Very rare!

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Iltisite

Formula: 
HgAgS(Cl,Br)
Strunz: 
2.FC.20b
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

Capgaronnite

Formula: 
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
Strunz: 
2.FC.20a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

Perroudite

Formula: 
Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Strunz: 
2.FC.20c
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

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