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Galenobismutite

Galenobismutite

Named in reference to the galena and bismuth in the composition. Galenobismutite in an uncommon mineral that occurs of hydrothermal origin in localities in Sweden, Austria, Germany, Romania, England, Scotland, Australia, China, the United States, Canada, Bolivia, and from other minor occurrences. Associated minerals include galena, bismuth, cosalite, aikinite, tellurobismuthite, joseite, tetadymite, tetrahedrite, gold, pyrite, and quartz.

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

Formula
PbBi2S4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Columnar, Radial, Massive 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, gray, light gray, tin white 
Streak
gray black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5-3 
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Galenobismutite from Ödenkar, Kreuzkogel massif, Salzburg, Austria

Galenobismutite
            from Ödenkar,  Kreuzkogel massif, Salzburg, Austria

Long, slender prismatic, dull silvery crystals to 1cm in Quartz.

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Galenobismutite from Saxony, Germany

Galenobismutite
            from Saxony, Germany

Long, flat, thin, smooth, silvery, bladed crystals to 6cm associated with Pyrite and Quartz.

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