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Greenockite on Quartz

#PD37900

Greenockite on Quartz

#PD37900
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CdS (RRUFF)
Locality
Siglo Viente mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
Tagged
sulfide

At first glance I didn't think too much of this specimen. However, once under the scope this specimen shows off hundreds of perfect deep red Greenockite crystals to about 0.5mm. Exceptionally rich.

Greenockite

Formula
CdS 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Encrustations, Colloform 
Cleavage
Distinct, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
honey yellow, citron yellow, orange yellow 
Streak
orange yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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