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Lillianite & Bismoclite

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Lillianite & Bismoclite

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Description
Locality: 
La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

A rich specimen of lillianite as black, hairy needles all over fumarolized matrix with minor, tiny galena cubes. Close insepction shows neat, small, shiny bismoclite crystals in a corner. From the original finds of the late 00s, now definitely over. The deep, high-temperature phase at Vulcano seems gone for good and the activity cycle has a typically century-long pace. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lillianite

Formula: 
Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Strunz: 
2.JB.40a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Lillian Mines, Printer Boy Hill, Leadville, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA

Bismoclite

Formula: 
(BiO)Cl
Strunz: 
3.DC.25
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Jakkalswater (Jackal's Water; Noumas I pegmatite; Blesberg mine), Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa...

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We offer rare minerals to systematic collectors worldwide, doing our best to ensure accurate identification and provide adequate information and pictures.

Through extensive field search and contacts with trusted sources, we manage to provide the best in newly found species and classic type-locality minerals. Should your item prove to be different we offer an immediate refund of purchase.

Items may be returned within 15 days of receipt, please note that return costs are at customer's expense. We will issue refund as soon as we receive the item in unaltered condition.

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Alternatively we accept bank transfer to: Roberto Bracco - bank: Intesa Sanpaolo - via Paleocapa 134/R - 17100 Savona, Italy.

IBAN code: IT79P0306910600100000067863 SWIFT code: BCITITMM

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To contact us and ask questions about items on sale, please e-mail to: braccomin@gmail.com  - phone: +39.3381058295. Returned items should be sent to: Roberto Bracco, piazza Monticello 12/2, 17100 Savona, Italy

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