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Routhierite with Protochabourneite

#50439

Routhierite with Protochabourneite

#50439
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CuTlHg2As2S6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Tagged
sulfide , copper

Routhierite are the red grains. One grain is 2mm the other is 0.75mm. The Protochabourneite can be seen as black grains around the larger Routhierite. Both are very rare minerals, and this is type locality for Protochabourneite. From the stock of Dr. Jaroslav Hyrsl.

Routhierite

Formula
CuTlHg2As2S6 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Anhedral Grains 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
violet red, black 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Pyramidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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