• MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE
  • MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE
  • MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE
  • MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE
  • MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE
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MAUCHERITE with NICKELINE

$1,200.00   €1,077  £960.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10079
A miniature containing two nickel arsenate minerals, Maucherite and Nickeline, from the Mansfeld Basin in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; this being the type locality for Maucherite.  The specimen is composed entirely of these two metallic species, save for small patches of pinkish-cream platy Baryte, each roughly 1 x 1 cm.  Despite being metallic, the specimen is vuggy due to crystallised cavities and voids remaining from the dissolution of other previous species, i.e. epimorphs.  The Maucherite appears as silver-gunmetal grey areas but displaying a reddish grey when the specimen in tilted in good light.  The Nickeline is dull brassy-gold and is fairly well crystallised.  An interesting combination of species from this once important mining district.

Details

Dimensions
4.1 × 3.2 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Mansfeld Basin, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen