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Berthierite & Stibnite

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Berthierite & Stibnite

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Description
Locality: 
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramureș County, Romania
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 6 × 3 cm
Description

A very interesting combination of grey metallic sprays of stibnite on one side and aggregates of vibrant blue tarnished berthierite needles on the other side of the matrix.

Beautiful old specimen from Baia Sprie.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Berthierite

Formula: 
FeSb2S4
Strunz: 
2.HA.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Chazelles-Haut (Chazelle), Mercoeur, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France

Stibnite

Formula: 
Sb2S3
Strunz: 
2.DB.05
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
Lead grey

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