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Argentopyrite

#38422

Argentopyrite

#38422
Availability
Sold
Size
1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
AgFe2S3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Jachymov, Erzgegirge, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Tagged
sulfide

This is, according to Georg Gebhard, a co-type specimen and is from the University of Göttingen. It is off of the type specimen and shows terminations of very rare Argentopyrite crystals. One of the terminations is 2mm across. See provenance tab for more historic information.

Antique Specimen, Type Locality, Cotype

Argentopyrite

Formula
AgFe2S3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
blue, bronze brown, green, yellow, white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Georg Gebhard collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
Cotype

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