Mineralpedia Details for Hubnerite
Named for Hüttenmeister Adolph Hübner, metallurgist from Freiberg, Germany. Widespread and occurs most commonly in high temperature vein deposits. A characteristic mineral of numerous mesothermal to epithermal ore vein deposits. Less commonly in pegmatites and Sn - W deposits. Crystals appear brownish black but are usually deep red as long bladed to thick tabular in parallel or divergent groups, striated needles. Notable localities include Sweet Home mine and at Silverton in Colorado; Pasto Bueno, Peru; Reinbold pegmatite, near Hill City, SD; Zongo Valley pegmatites, La Paz Dept., Bolivia; and Horni Slavkov, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Hubnerite is the less common end-member of the Wolframite series.
Ref. Minerals and their Localities, Bernard, J.H. and Hyršl, J. (2004).
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/hubnerite.pdf
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Prismatic, Lamellar, Massive - Granular
- Perfect, None, None
- Sub Metallic
- brown, reddish brown, brownish black
- reddish brown
- Monoclinic - Prismatic
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Hubnerite from Black Pine mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States
Dark brownish red, thin platy crystals to 3cm embedded in Quartz matrix.
Hubnerite from Two Bit mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota, United States
Thin bladed brownish black crystals to 4cm in Quartz.
Hubnerite from Pasto Bueno, Pampas dist., Pallasca, Ancash, Peru
Black or deep red thich tabular crytsals to 4cm with Quartz.
Hubnerite from Adams mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
Thin bladed reddish crystals to 1.5cm.
Hubnerite from near Potosi Springs, Montana, United States
A cut specimen which shows rich mineralization od red blades of Hubnerite, an ore of tungsten. Crystals are embedded and reach 5cm. A sticker shows the origin and date of 1951.