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Wurtzite

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Description
Locality: 
Fantiscritti Quarry, Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.07cm
Description

The hexagonal polymorph of zinc sulfide, wurtzite, is well-known from the Carrara marble in small but superbly elegant crystals, nicely contrasting with matrix and highly coveted by collectors. This little specimen hosts a perfect group of reddish brown crystals with the typical "gramophone horn" habit, clearly showing the polar hexagonal symmetry.

An old-timer from the mid 1970s.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wurtzite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe)S
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

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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, piazza Monticello 12/2, 17100 Savona, Italy
 

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