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Livingstonite


Livingstonite is a mercury antimony sulfide mineral. Barcena (1894) named the mineral after famous African explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873). Work by Niizeki & Buerger (1957) and Srikrishnan & Nowacki (1975) established the accepted chemical formula of HgSb4S8.

This is vein of livingstonite cleavages to 8 mm intergrown with native sulfur, stibnite and calcite. This specimen comes with a David Garske label, which indicates it came from Eugene Sensel collection. A rare rich example from the type locality.

Price: $450

Item code: MS1434

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