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Stibnite with Andorite

#50372

Stibnite with Andorite

#50372
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Sb2S3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Rinconada Dept., Jujuy, Argentina
Tagged
sulfide

This specimen originated with Dr. Werner Paar a professor at the University of Salzberg. Paar analyzed all of his specimen so there is never any doubt of identification. This specimen is a sulfide host matrix with large open vugs lined with tiny 1mm and less, tabular Andorite crystals with characteristic striations. Vugs on the one side are lined with 2-3mm Stibnite crystals. See prov. tab for University of Salzburg label.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Stibnite

Formula
Sb2S3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Striated, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, bluish lead gray, steel gray, black 
Streak
blackish gray 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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