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Safflorite with Silver & Erythrite

#39452

Safflorite with Silver & Erythrite

#39452
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Co,Fe,Ni)As2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Keeley-Frontier mine, Cobalt dist., Ontario, Canada
Tagged
sulfide

Mass of Safflorite showing some plumose groth with native Silver and alterations of Erythrite. Specimen has been verified by EDS and XRD.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Safflorite

Formula
(Co,Fe,Ni)As2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, dark gray, tin white 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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