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Pyrargyrite with Stephanite, Sternsbergite and Arsenic

#PD32981

Pyrargyrite with Stephanite, Sternsbergite and Arsenic

#PD32981
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 5 x 7 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
St. Andreasberg dist., Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Tagged
sulfide

Superb specimen of crusty gray native Arsenic with deep silvery-red crystals of Pyrargyrite from 1-5mm and a few black tabs of Stephanite. Rich coverage on all sides!

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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