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Ricardo Melendez




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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 12:50    Post subject: What is it?  

Hi friends,

I have a mineral from most probably Naica, but it could also be from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, México. The luster is very like the tin welding used in electronic circuits.

It is associated with quartz, galena and calcite, much more harder than molybdenite, but since this is a unique crystal, I do not want to try scratching it.

Here there are many experts in minerals from Northern Mexico. Maybe one of you can help me.

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 12:56    Post subject: Re: what is it?  

Looks to me like a spinel-law twin of galena.
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 13:06    Post subject: Re: what is it?  

Bob Carnein wrote:
Looks to me like a spinel-law twin of galena.


I agree.

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 13:27    Post subject: Re: what is it?  

John Betts wrote:
Bob Carnein wrote:
Looks to me like a spinel-law twin of galena.


I agree.


I'm also in agreement that it's a spinel twin galena. I have specimens from Naica that have near identical galena in combination with fluorite and chalcopyrite, so Naica is also a likely locality as well
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 13:38    Post subject: Re: What is it?  

I just saw some photos of galena twins, so I agree.

Many thanks you Experts.
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