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Imiterite Proustite Polybasite & Xanthoconite

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Imiterite Proustite Polybasite & Xanthoconite

Type Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.05cm
Description

Four finely crystallized silver minerals on a little piece of rock! Proustite is the showiest, with bright, unaltered, cherry-red crystals all over. One side hosts black, prismatic imiterite (type locality) and a single tabular crystal of polybasite, while the other side has some tiny, intense gemmy yellow xanthoconite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Imiterite

Formula: 
Ag2HgS2
Strunz: 
2.BD.05
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Colour: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro), Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco

Proustite

Formula: 
Ag3AsS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Polybasite

Formula: 
[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Strunz: 
2.GB.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
black

Xanthoconite

Formula: 
Ag3AsS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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