This brilliant crystal was thought to be Chalcocite when found.  In 2008 it was identified as Wittichenite.  The locality was only briefly mined in the early 1980’s; a very limited quantity is available.

The finest crystal ever found is on the cover of the Mineralogical Record March-April 2013 issue and has a home at the fabulous MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon.  Read the wonderful article by Bob Noble to get the whole story of this incredibly rare copper bismuth sulphide mineral, which Dona has a hard time pronouncing most days.  These are some of the best found.


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