Betekhtinite (rare sulfosalt)

Twin Pocket, Mine # 31, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
Miniature, 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:04:25 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Betekhtinite is a RARE copper, iron, lead sulfosalt and this is a superb example from a now-famous discovery of 1998, which produced the best of the species known for this mineral to date. Lustrous, metallic-gray, parallel-growth needles to 2.8 cm comprise this showy piece from the Twin Pocket, Mine # 31at Dzhezkazgan.

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