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Safflorite ps. after Silver (?)

#BM39680

Safflorite ps. after Silver (?)

#BM39680
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Co,Fe,Ni)As2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Alberoda, Schlema-Hartenstein dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Tagged
sulfide

An incredible specimen showing arborescent or skeletal growth patterns much like Silver. In fact, the crystals may have replaced Silver. There is a secondary growth of Pyrite and possible Skutterudite and minute Arsenopyrite.

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.

Collection
McConlogue Collection

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