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Mineral Specimen #5319    Wittenchenite, Emplecite, Mixite

Schmiedestollen dump, Wittichen, Schenkenzell, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Type Location

5 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm

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The Wittenchenite is the dull, dark gray, massive material. The Emplecite is present and long, thin, needle like crystals embedded in the matrix. There is a thin crust of green colored Mixite on the surface. The location is a dump to which material was hauled from the Alt St Joseph and Gnade Gottes mines.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars