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Kermesite - Sold

Kermesite is a red oxysuldife of antimony named for the Persian word for crimson (Beudant, 1832). Bräunsdorf is a co-type locality for kermesite. Kermesite forms silky fibers to 1.1 cm matted down a quartz matrix with minor stibnite. This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited, obtained in 1951. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.