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Vihorlatite is a combination selenide and telluride of bismuth; it is a structural derivative of tetradymite (Cook et al., 2007). The mineral name acknowledges its original discovery in the Vihorlat Mountains (Skála et al., 2007).

Vihorlatite forms platy metallic crystals to 0.5 mm in altered quartzite matrix consisting of quartz, opal, and kaolinite. This sample is from the type locality. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $175

Item code: MS1976

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