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Suredaite with Pyrite & Sphalerite

#50355

Suredaite with Pyrite & Sphalerite

#50355
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbSnS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Oploca mine, Pirquitas, Rinconada Dept., Jujuy, Argentina
Tagged
sulfide , tin

The specimen is a split off of a larger specimen from the Werner Paar collection. It was a large specimen and needed to be trimmed, fortunately for me, it revealed several very nice sprays of Suredaite, which is what I was hoping for. The original specimen had nice Suredaite, but is was mostly massive until I put it under the knife so to speak. This piece has a a few free-formed crystal groups and each has individual crystals to about 4-5mm. The base is solid Suredaite as seen in the photos.

Suredaite is a rare tin mineral found only at this localtiy. I have never seen much on the market. I purchased a flat of Werner sulfides last Tucson, which were the same group once offered by Rob Lavinsky (I believe) several years ago online. Ian Bruce later obtained them and then I did. The price is reasonable and after I sell miy specimens, you probably won't find any more for the rest of humanity.

Suredaite

Formula
PbSnS3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
grayish black 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Ex. Dr. Werner Paar
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