• Stephanite
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Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Stephanite

$7,500.00   €6,345  £5,470.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21449
Stephanite, a rare silver antimony sulphosalt, can develop as well-formed crystals and this stunning large thumbnail is certainly one.  Named for Archduke Stephan, we often tend to associate this species with the silver mines of Saxony, but here we have a brilliant example from Fresnillo in the state of Zacatecas in central Mexico.  A single Stephanite crystal measuring 2.1 cm across flats forms a part pseudo-hexagonal prism, displaying two complete faces and two-part faces, the remaining two are missing, this area filled with granular Stephanite forming the point of attachment when in-situ.  The double terminated crystal is steely bluish tinted silver grey, with deeply striated faces and flat pinacoid terminations.  This most elegant specimen is a wonderful example of crystallised Stephanite for the collector of rare species, aesthetics or the minerals of Mexico.

Details

Dimensions
2.6 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Mun. de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Stephanite

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