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Pyrargyrite with Polybasite

#AH52195

Pyrargyrite with Polybasite

#AH52195
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Fresnillo, Zacatacas, Mexico
Tagged
sulfide , silver

Deep red Pyrargyrite with good Polybasite crystals to 5mm. There are at least four Polybasite crystals, two of which are in aggregate with others. Several of the Pyrargyrite crystals are nicely terminated.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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