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Pyrargyrite with Pyrite

#DC59183

Pyrargyrite with Pyrite

#DC59183
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Freiberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Tagged
sulfide , silver

This is an old-time specimen from this classic locality. It comes with an old inked label. The specimen has numerous deep red prismatic crystals of Pyrargyrite 1-2mm in size.

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
Don Cooke Collection

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