kermesite


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kermesite

[′kər·mə‚zīt]
(mineralogy)
Sb2S2O A cherry-red mineral occurring as tufts of capillary crystals, and formed from an alteration of stibnite. Also known as antimony blende; purple blende; pyrostibite; red antimony.
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Especially appealing are a kermesite from Que Que, Zimbabwe, and a stephanite from Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico with 3-cm crystals, donated by A.
Extraordinary kermesite crystals to 20 cm long are particularly spectacular, but specimens showing fluorite on stibnite, and specimens of rare species such as ottensite, are also of interest.
In the oxidation zone, cervantite, valentinite, stibiconite, kermesite and senarmontite are found to depths of about 100 meters.
Senarmontite and kermesite from Xikuangshan, although mentioned in the literature (Wu et al.
Many fabulous specimens of kermesite, pyromorphite and mimetite were originally found in street markets and offered for sale by people who knew neither the mineral nor the locality.
Kermesite at other world localities usually forms pink to purple fine-grained powdery aggregates, and occurs only rarely in well-developed larger crystals, e.
Although barite from the Pezinok mine is not reported in any of the published papers, it occurs locally as tiny white crystals on stibnite, together with kermesite, and as massive aggregates.
While kermesite is relatively abundant in the quartz-stibnite-antimony veins, it is virtually absent in the gudmundite-albite-dolomite assemblage.
Thus, initially we assumed the mineral was just fine-grained kermesite.
Other fine antimony minerals found at the Cetine mine are cinnabar, cervantite, coquandite, kermesite, onoratoite, mopungite, senarmontite, stibiconite and valentinite.
Carthusian powder," produced by the Carthusian monks as an emetic and deobstruent, consisted essentially of crushed kermesite.
Several Stieglitz specimens have recently been identified in the Vienna Natural History Museum collection, including a native silver with acanthite from Annaberg, half of a galena-coated marcasite from the Albertine mine in the Bernburg area, and a fine kermesite with stibnite from the Neue Hoffnung Gottes mine near Freiberg.