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- Highland Bell mine, Beaverdell, British Columbia, Canada
- Miniature 3.5x2.5x0.7cm
- Special Info
- EDS Confirmed
Thin, 1mm silvery grey plates of rare Sternbergite in two 6x6mm areas. In association is Galena and Sphalerite and possibly some other unidentified minerals. A very nice specimen with EDS confirmation.
- Jachymov, Erzgegirge, Bohemia, Czech Republic
- Thumbnail 1.8x1.0x1.0cm
- sulfide , silver
Purchased by Waidler from Rob Lavinsky several years ago, this specimen is small but boast incredible pseudohexagonal thin rosette-like groups of crystals. At the right angles and with enough light you will see dark red-purple reflections, which apparently is a tarnish. I thought these were deep red internal reflections seen in silver sulfosalts. These are actually tarnished outer reflections typical of Sternbergite. Otherwise, is has a brilliant reflective metallic luster with black to dark grey color with mild iridescences of other colors. The largest crystal is 3-5mm across depending how you measure it. There are numerous other crystals.