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Cylindrite

#PD33144

Cylindrite

#PD33144
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 7 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
FePb3Sn4Sb2S14 (RRUFF)
Locality
Poopo dist., Oruro dept., Bolivia
Tagged
sulfide

Silvery cylindrical crystals of Cylindrite to over 1cm composing much of matrix.

The mines of the Oruro department were originally established in 1606 by Don Manuel Castro de Padilla to produce Silver for the Spanish monarch Phillip III. Later in the nineteenth century it was mined for Tin and some areas are still worked to this day.

Cylindrite

Formula
FePb3Sn4Sb2S14 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Cylindrical, Radial 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, grayish black 
Streak
black 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Malleable 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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