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Germany

Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:00 AM

Minerals from classic German localities including laueite and rockbridgeite from Hagendorf and silver bearing minerals from Freiberg, Saxony; Segen Gottes, Baden; Schneeberg district in Saxony; and Ifeld Manganite.

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Berzelianite - PD33947
Berzelianite - PD33947

Berzelianite

#PD33947
Locality
Lerbach, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany 
Formula
Cu2-xSe (x~0.12) 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Dark greenish black inclusions in Calcite. Rough specimen.


Berzelianite

Formula
Cu2-xSe (x~0.12) 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Dendritic, Disseminated, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bluish gray, gray, black 
Streak
shining 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Phillips Collection

Canfieldite

#PD32938
Locality
Himmelsfurst mine, Freiberg dist., Saxony, Germany 
Formula
Ag8SnS6 
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Superb equant crystals of Canfiledite with a possible coating of Acanthite to 1mm. The group of crystals measure 3mm and sit within a Dolomite vug. See the provenance tab to view the labels.


Canfieldite

Formula
Ag8SnS6 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Twinning Common, Pseudo Cubic, Botryoidal 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Phillips Collection
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Cobaltlotharmeyerite - PD33944
Cobaltlotharmeyerite - PD33944

Cobaltlotharmeyerite

#PD33944
Locality
Roter Berg, Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
CaCo2(AsO4)2·2H2
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
arsenate  

Compact fibrous orange crystal aggregates lining tiny vugs throughout specimen.


Cobaltlotharmeyerite

Formula
CaCo2(AsO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Aggregates, Fan Shaped, Lath 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Adamantine 
Color
brown 
Streak
light brown 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Phillips Collection

Emplectite

with Chalcopyrite - #PD33933
Locality
Tannenbaum mine, Breitenbrunn dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
Cu1+BiS2 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide , copper  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Excellent rich specimen loaded with tiny acicular crystals of Emplectite.


Emplectite

Formula
Cu1+BiS2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Granular, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, grayish yellow, silver white, tin white 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

Freieslebenite

#PD32937
Locality
Freiberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
AgPbSbS3 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 4 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide  

It's very difficult to see these minerals from the photograph. However, the minerals in association include Stephanite and Pyrargyite.


Freieslebenite

Formula
AgPbSbS3 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, silver white, blackish lead gray 
Streak
whitish gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Phillips Collection

Galena

#PD32950
Locality
Isaac-Erbstollen, Rothenfurth, Freibreg dist., Saxony, Germany 
Formula
PbS 
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Crude Galena cubes to 5mm.


Galena

Formula
PbS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light lead gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Phillips Collection
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