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Mineralpedia Details for Cannizzarite

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Cannizzarite

Cannizzarite

Named for Stanislao Canizzaro, an Italian chemist formerly at the University of Rome in Italy. Cannizzarite is a rare mineral that occurs in sulfide veinlets in a griesen tin-tungsten deposits in granite and is also associated with fumarolic activity. Localities include in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Japan, and the United States, among a few others. Associated minerals include lillianite, mozgovaite, kirkiite, barberiite, galenobismutite, bismuthinite, galena, gold, tellurium, wolframite, cassiterite, cosalite, heyrovskyite, bursaite, tetradymite, joseite, bismuth, and quartz.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/cannizzarite.pdf

Formula
Pb8Bi10S23 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Lath, Felted, Aggregates 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light gray, silver gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Flexible 
Hardness
2.5 
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Cannizzarite from Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben Valley, Salzburg, Austria

Cannizzarite
            from Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben Valley, Salzburg, Austria

Very rich specimn loaded with silvery, thin, bladed or lath-ilke ribbons of Cannizzarite crystals on Quartz.

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