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Heyrovskýite is a lead bismuth sulfide. Klomínský et al. (1971) named the mineral in honor of Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890-1967), Czech Nobel Laureate in chemistry. The mineral is a member of the lillianite homologous series. Most occurrences of heyrovskýite carry a minor amount of silver, but this element is not essential for the species (Mitolo et al., 2011).

This sample consists of a quartz-diopside-garnet skarn, with a single saw mark. Heyrovskýite forms fine gray masses admixed with brighter white native bismuth. This occurrence is listed in the 2003 Minerals of Nevada. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020). Forrest Cureton and Dakota Matrix labels also accompany the specimen.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1989

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