• Ferberite
Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates


$500.00   €417  £360.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20231
Not that long ago we used to refer to Ferberite as Wolframite, but those less-complex days are long since gone!  Ferberite is the iron end-member of the manganese-iron wolframite solid solution series, the Mn end being Hübnerite.  This delightful large thumbnail has a 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm black Ferberite bladed crystal, with a bright reflective metallic lustre, standing vertical on a mixed Galena and Pyrite matrix coated in snow-white Calcite crystals.  The Calcites are themselves superb, forming individual, highly distorted and flattened rhombohedrons, which stack to create vermiform (worm-shaped) chains which criss-cross the matrix surface.


2.6 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm
Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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