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Freieslebenite

$3,500.00   €3,001  £2,530.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21886
Freieslebenite is a rare silver-lead sulphosalt which, in this cabinet specimen forms sub-millimetre dark grey metallic crystals, sometimes with a slight iridescent patina and often ragged, frayed terminations of a partly hackly appearance.  The Freieslebenite nestles between a rich spread of perfect metallic, silver-lead grey octahedral crystals up to about 1 mm on edge and the odd Tetrahedrite crystal of similar size.  This example of Freieslebenite is from the Hiendelaencina mining district in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  It must be pointed out the Freieslebenite is not easy to recognise and requires diligent study.  The Freieslebenite, together with dozens of well-formed Galena crystals, occurs with drusy areas of colourless micro-crystals of Quartz lining shallow cavities pervading a creamy Calcite matrix.  The Calcite coats a strongly foliated deep tan-cream matrix of mixed Calcite, massive Quartz and laminated Mica.

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 10.4 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castile-La-Mancha, Spain, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Freieslebenite

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