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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
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Emplectite from Schmiedestollen, Wittichen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Emplectite
            from Schmiedestollen, Wittichen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Grey, metallic, acicular crystals and groups in matrix.

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Emplectite from Tannenbaum mine, Breitenbrunn dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Emplectite
            from Tannenbaum mine, Breitenbrunn dist.,  Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

This specimen contains a 1cm vein through the center. On the fringes of the vein are small openings which contain needle-like crystals of silvery and shiny emplectite crystals to about 1-1.5mm.

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