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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHM M522


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GLAHM M522: pyrargyrite; fine large intergrown prismatic crystals on siderite,  and galena - click to view larger image GLAHM M522: pyrargyrite; fine large intergrown prismatic crystals on siderite,  and galena - click to view larger image

pyrargyrite; fine large intergrown prismatic crystals on siderite, and galena

handspm


Dimensions:
7x5.5x5cm
Locality:
[Freyberg (=Freiberg), Saxony], [Germany]
Context:
unknown
References:
CIT Trustees Catalogue (FORDYCE) 1797 58 (silver)
Notes:
From William Hunter's original bequest. Very fine despite damage, and light-dulling. The Trustees catalogue of 1794-7 says "58. Rothgulden Ertz crystallized in Octagonal Prysms perfectly detruncated of a dark red colour on a vein of Galena, which is in a vein of Spathose Iron Ore and the Crystals of the Silver Ore are also in some places covered with Crystals of Sapthose Iron Ore - from Freyberg". The crystal has been broken and repaired - looks as though it may be an 18th century repair?
Keywords:
SULPHOSALT : DISPLAY : MINERAL : TUCSON EXHIBIT 2006 : HUNTER 2007 : EH_HUNTER_MINERALS :

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