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Chalcostibite from
Rhar el Anz, Cherrat Wadi, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

Classification
Species:Chalcostibite
Formula:CuSbS2
Comments:The chalcostibite is pseudomorphing to azurite. The distinctive blue and black is unique. These chalcostibites are superior to the recent French ones tauted as world's finest.
Habit:Long prisms to 15cm
Colour:grey black
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Gramaccioli, C. M., 1985. Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp; Jahn, S., Bode, R., Lyckberg,P., Medenbach, O. & Lierl, H.-J. (2003): Marokko. land der schönen Mineralien und Fossilien. Bode Verlag. 535p. (p.154-157)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Azurite20 photos of Chalcostibite associated with Azurite at this locality.
Malachite2 photos of Chalcostibite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Quartz2 photos of Chalcostibite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Roméite Group1 photo of Chalcostibite associated with Roméite Group at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chalcostibite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Rhar el Anz, Cherrat Wadi, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco
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