Dims: 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.2" (7 x 5 x 5 mm)
Wt: 0.3 oz. (9 g) w/ specimen box
Aue, Saxony, Germany
This Proustite specimen is very small, bordering on a micromount. It consists of a cluster of tiny Proustite crystals that appear to be in good condition (some obvious damage is present) and do not exceed 2 mm in length, width, or thickness. These crystals show a rather heavily warped hexagonal form due to intergrowth and have the deep red color and submetallic luster that is common for this specie. Another mineral also appears to be present, with a brighter metallic luster and a silvery-yellow color. According to the documentation, this other mineral is Sternbergite, a silver iron sulfide. There is no host rock present, and the piece is affixed inside a plastic thumbnail box.