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Another ? clinosafflorite

Posted by Reiner Mielke  
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Reiner Mielke July 17, 2012 12:15AM
http://www.mindat.org/photo-182636.html looks like typical tarnished safflorite. Clinosafflorite is tin-white and does not tarnish.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2012 01:41AM by Reiner Mielke.
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Ronald John Gyllenhammer July 17, 2012 01:30AM
Hi Reiner,

Looks like a coating of Safflorite on Silver or partial to complete replacement by Safflorite after Silver.

Ron



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2012 01:30AM by Ronald John Gyllenhammer.
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David K. Joyce July 17, 2012 02:47AM
Looks like..Looks like... I've found, over the years that, to be sure, you really need to analyse these sorts of things. In this case x-ray would absolutely be necessary. It could be a coating or any a number of pseudomorphs after whatever. Is there any mechanism in mindat.org to ask the owner of a photograph if they have had the specimen analysed or how they know what it is/ can justify the label? (or is this the mechanism that we're participating in?)

David K. Joyce
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