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  • Maucherite
  • Maucherite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Maucherite

$7,000.00   €5,766  £4,980.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21190
Maucherite is an extremely rare nickel arsenide and this magnificent, crystallised miniature is from its type locality at Eisleben in the Mansfeld Basin of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.  Covering a 4 mm thick matrix plate of milky and pale pink Quartz is a layer of massive crystalline Maucherite which tapers from 1 cm down to 1 mm thick, displaying its characteristic metallic reddish sliver-white colour.  Across the top of the specimen a roughly 4 x 2 cm area is coated with splendid stellate bursts of prismatic, platy crystals of Maucherite, each rosette having a basic hexagonal geometry, then overlayered with more vertically aligned Maucherite prisms that make an overall complex network of interconnected crystals and rosettes.  This is a museum-grade specimen of Maucherite from its type locality in Eisleben and is accompanied with two old labels from previous collections.  One is written in wonderful old German-style script from the private collection of Fr. Ritter of Hildesheim and is ex. the Dr Josef Clemente Collection.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 4.5 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Eisleben, Mansfeld Basin, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Maucherite

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