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Skutterudite

$2,500.00   €2,143  £1,960.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20311
This fabulously crystallised specimen of Skutterudite is most unusual in that it forms cubic crystals, and extremely well-defined ones at that! This may seem an obvious statement considering Skutterudite is in the cubic (or isometric) system, but as collectors will know, it is seldom seen as simple equant cubes, but is common as the pentagon-dodecahedron. This specimen, from the Wolfgang Maa├čen Mine Field in the Schneeberg District of Saxony, has cubic Skutterudite crystals to 1.5 cm on edge covering the top face of a mixed Quartz and metallic sulphide matrix containing what appears to be granular Pyrrhotite. A good German Skutterudite and excellent for its basic but rare crystallography.

Details

Dimensions
5.0 × 5.8 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Wolfgang Maassen Mine field, Schneeberg District, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Skutterudite