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Pyrargyrite

#PD31063

Pyrargyrite

#PD31063
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Quiruvilca mine, Santiago de Chuco prov., La Libertad dept., Peru
Tagged
sulfide

Cluster of silvery-red Pyrargyrite (note, the camera really pickes up the deep red internal color) crystals to 3mm on sulfide rich Calcite matrix.

Pyrargyrite

Formula
Ag3SbS3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Crystalline - Poor, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Poor, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
deep red, red gray 
Streak
cherry red 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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