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Mawsonite with Arsenopyrite

#PD44275

Mawsonite with Arsenopyrite

#PD44275
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu6Fe2SnS8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Quiruvilca mine, Santiago de Chuco prov., La Libertad dept., Peru
Tagged
sulfide , copper , tin

I am not sure of the identity of the Mawsonite. It has a Divid Harrison and Rocksmith label. It is probably sub-microscopic in the Arsenopyite and is a rare tin mineral. The Arsenopyrite occurs as elongated prismatic crystals to 3mm.

Mawsonite

Formula
Cu6Fe2SnS8 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Microscopic Crystals, Inclusions 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brown orange, bronze 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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Don Phillips Collection
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