• Greenockite with Prehnite and Pumpellyite
  • Greenockite with Prehnite and Pumpellyite
  • Greenockite with Prehnite and Pumpellyite
  • Greenockite with Prehnite and Pumpellyite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Greenockite with Prehnite and Pumpellyite

$7,500.00   €6,304  £5,690.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20506
An outstanding crystal of Greenockite (cadmium sulphide), extremely large and well formed for the species, measuring 7 mm long and nestling amongst crystals of colourless-milky Calcite and pale apple-green Prehnite to 0.4 cm scattered throughout.  This specimen is from the Andesite quarry at Kreimbach-Kaulbach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, renowned for its amazing Greenockite crystals, but closed since 2014.  The Greenockite forms a gently curved acorn or beetle-shaped crystal with a finely striated surface like brushed silk with a metallic lustre.  Its colour is the typical toffee-orange normally associated with Greenockite.  Strewn across much of the specimen are sub-mm botryoidal Pumpellyite crystals as sooty-black/very dark green micro-spheres.  This superb Greenockite is a wonderful location piece and is a high ranking specimen for its species.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 6.4 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Silicates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Andesite Quarry, Wolfstein, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Pumpellyite, Greenockite, Prehnite

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