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Pyrrhotite

#32316

Pyrrhotite

#32316
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 7 x 7.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe7S8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Chihuahua, Mexico
Tagged
sulfide

Two large bronze colored Pyrrhotite crystals with hexagonal outlines joined on one side that smell strongly of Sulphur.

Pyrrhotite

Formula
Fe7S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Platy, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, bronze red, dark brown 
Streak
gray black 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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