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Pyrargyrite

#55556

Pyrargyrite

#55556
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Uchucchacua mine, Oyon prov., Lima dept., Peru

A chipped deep red Pyrargyrite crystal at 8mm is the focus of this specimen.  After all, who ever said fractured crystals can't be beautiful..?

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.

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