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Apuanite

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Description
Locality: 
Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 3.8 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Description

One millimetric, complex, shiny black crystal plus several smaller ones, with the typical peseudocubic habit, of the rare oxide apuanite. This peculiar iron antimony oxide has been known for fourty years now but remains exclusive of the type locality in the Apuan basement.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Apuanite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4Sb3+4O12S
Strunz: 
4.JA.25
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Colour: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps

Seller's terms and conditions

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.

Preferred payment is via Paypal, please follow instructions at ceckout and make payment to: braccomin@gmail.com . If you don't have a Paypal account you can as well pay with your credit card following instructions for non-Paypal users.

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

IBAN code: IT79P0306910600100000067863 SWIFT code: BCITITMM

Cash and checks not accepted.

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