• IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
  • IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
  • IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
  • IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
  • IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
  • IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR
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IMITERITE WITH PROUSTITE, XANTHOCONITE AND CINNABAR

$1,500.00   €1,280  £1,100.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC10536
This is a great looking specimen of a very vuggy, light grey sulphide matrix, richly covered in small acicular crystals of crimson Proustite.  However, amongst the numerous nooks and crannies lurk some very fine crystals of the rare silver-mercury sulphide Imiterite, as metallic, silver-black perfect Roman sword crystals.  Although admittedly hard to find, this specimen also has some very fine clusters of the equally rare silver-arsenic sulphosalt, Xanthoconite, as yellow-orange and light tan equant well-developed crystals.  Cinnabar does occur on the specimen but is indistinct and difficult to clearly identify.  Save for the Proustite, all other crystals are micro and require the use of a stereo microscope to see.  This is normal for Imiterite and Xanthoconite as they do not occur in any larger form.  As can be readily inferred, the Imiter Mine is the Type Locality for Imiterite.

Details

Dimensions
6.6 × 5.3 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cinnabar, Proustite, Xanthoconite

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