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Rare Minerals

Sunday, 15 January 2023 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including wurtzite and more from places like Agios Philippos mine, Kirki, near Alexandroupoli, Greece.

Wurtzite

with Galena ps after Jordanite - #BAC60557
Locality
Agios Philippos mine, Kirki, near Alexandroupoli, Greece 
Formula
ZnS 
Availability
Available
Price
$375.00
Size
4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide  

Stunning red pyramidal Wurtzite crystals to about 0.5mm with shiny silvery Jordinite crystals to 1mm replaced by Galena. Superb specimen originating from Dr. Jaroslav Hrysl, a highly respected and well-known mineral and author of "Minerals and their Localities".


Wurtzite

Formula
ZnS 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Tabular, Colloform 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brownish black, orange brown, reddish brown, black 
Streak
light brown 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
William & Anne Cook Collection
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