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Pucherite

$850.00   €802  £690.00 approx.  

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ID: CC19483
Hundreds of sub-millimetre Pucherite crystals cover the top surface of a heavy grey matrix. This specimen is from its type locality at Pucher Shaft within the Wolfgang Maaßen mines of the Schneeberg District in Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Pucherite is a rare bismuth vanadate forming metallic, ruby red equant crystals of between about 0.1 and 0.2 mm (yes, millimetres); they are very small, yet plentiful! In less intense light the crystals appear a more reddish clove brown. The matrix must have a high metal content due to the specimen’s excessive weight indicating a high density.

Details

Dimensions
5.0 × 6.3 × 2.9 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Pucher Shaft, Wolfgang Maassen Mine field, Schneeberg District, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Pucherite