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Rare Minerals

Friday, 22 September 2017 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including valleriite and more from places like Little Chief mine, Whitehorse dist., Yukon, Canada.

Valleriite

with Bornite & Magnetite - #RW47512
Locality
Little Chief mine, Whitehorse dist., Yukon, Canada 
Formula
2[(Fe,Cu)S]·1.53[(Mg,Al)(OH)2
Availability
Available
Price
$65.00
Size
4.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Brassy gold thin partings of Valeriite on slickensides of serpentized Magnetite and Bornite host rock.


Valleriite

Formula
2[(Fe,Cu)S]·1.53[(Mg,Al)(OH)2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Nodular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, gray 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
1-1.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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