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Argesite

Rare Mineral from Type Locality
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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 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm
Description

Yellow crystalline argesite spread on more areas of the matrix. Argesite is a very rare mineral, found only in its type locality of La Fossa Crater,  Vulcano Island, from which this rare, excellent specimen comes.

Analyzed by one of the authors. 

 

Mineral Data
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Argesite

Formula: 
(NH4)7Bi3Cl16
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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