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Cylindrite

Cylindrite

Formula
FePb3Sn4Sb2S14 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Cylindrical, Radial 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, grayish black 
Streak
black 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Malleable 
Hardness
2.5 
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Cylindrite from Poopo dist., Oruro dept., Bolivia

Cylindrite
            from Poopo dist., Oruro dept., Bolivia

Cylindrical crystals of Cylindrite to 1cm in matrix. Representative specimen.

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Cylindrite from San José mine, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia

Cylindrite
            from San José mine, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia

Heavy sulfide mass composed of tightly pack silvery cylinder-like crystals. The groups of crystals extend to 2cm.

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Cylindrite from Mina Candelaria, Poopo Prov., Oruro Dept., Bolivia

Cylindrite
            from Mina Candelaria, Poopo Prov., Oruro Dept., Bolivia

Slender silvery-gray cylindrical crystals of Cylindrite to 2cm embedded in divergent fans in matrix.

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Cylindrite from Trinacria mine, Poopo, near Oruro, Bolivia

Cylindrite
            from Trinacria mine, Poopo, near Oruro, Bolivia

Cylindric crystals of Cylindrite greater than 1cm long and 1mm thick.

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