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Vrbaite

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Locality: 
Shimen Mine, Shimen County, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.6 × 1.3 × 1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.10cm
Description

The Shimen arsenic deposit had gained a lot of interest with micro collectors last year, with the serendipitous find of exceptional christite and rebulite crystals in orpiment. Now, a new find in crystalline realgar has yielded exceptionally rich specimens of more thallium sulfosalts: here we offer perfect, deep-red crystals of vrbaite in realgar. Vrabite is etched from embedding calcite, so the matrix is very delicate.

Vrbaite is typical of the Allchar, Macedonia mine and few other world localities, but the Shimen crystals are by and large the world's best.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vrbaite

Formula: 
Tl4Hg3Sb2As8S20
Strunz: 
2.HF.20
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Allchar (Alsar; Alshar), Roszdan, Republic of Macedonia

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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.

Preferred payment is via Paypal, please follow instructions at ceckout and make payment to: systematic@yourmineralcollection.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: systematic@yourmineralcollection.com  - phone: +39.3381058295. Returned items should be sent to: Roberto Bracco, via Montenotte 18/6, 17100 Savona, Italy
 

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