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Proustite with Safflorite

#RW47188

Proustite with Safflorite

#RW47188
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ag3AsS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
O'Brien mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
Tagged
sulfide , silver

Cherry red needles of Proustite to 3mm in several vugs with Safflorite matrix. Within the matrix are many silvery crystals of Safflorite and possibly Acanthite. This is a real nice which will give anyone a thrill while viewing this under the microscope.

Proustite

Formula
Ag3AsS3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Crystalline - Poor, Blocky 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
vermilion, reddish gray 
Streak
vermilion red 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Sectile 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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