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Shakhovite

Ralph Merrill
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Carolina Mine, Landsberg, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.1 × 0.1 × 0.1 cm
Description

Tiny grains of Shakhovite in a gelcap.   Shakhovite is an extremely rare mercury antimonite.    From the Ralph Merrill collection.   Ralph purchased this specimen in 1955 from Dave Garske for $20.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Shakhovite

Formula: 
(Hg+2)Hg2+2(Sb3+O3)(OH)3
Strunz: 
4.FB.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
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