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Aschamalmite

#PD44941

Aschamalmite

#PD44941
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 3 x 3 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Pb6-3xBi2+xS9 (RRUFF)
Locality
Nasenkopf, Habach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Tagged
sulfide

Aschamalmite is a rare lead-bismuth sulfide typically found in Alpine clefts. The type locality is located in the Austrian Alps. On this specimen are tiny silvery strands of Aschamalmite with an unknown yellow mineral, perhaps Beyerite.

Aschamalmite

Formula
Pb6-3xBi2+xS9 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Lath 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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