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Zinkenite

Zinkenite

Formula
Pb9Sb22S42 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Prismatic, Striated 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, steel gray 
Streak
steel gray 
Class
Hexagonal - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 
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Zinkenite from San José mine, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia

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

Steely grey acicular crytals to 1cm composing the entire mass.

5-6cm long divergent groups of silvery Zinkenite associated with Pyrite.

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