Dixenite - Sold
- 3.3 by 2.8 by 1.8 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
One of the more complex minerals, diexnite is a copper manganese iron arsenate arsenite silicate. Flink (1920) named the mineral for two strangers, arsenic and silcon, previously not found together in a single mineral specie. This specimen is 7 mm thick vein, admixed with serpentine on hematite ore. The dixenite forms red cleavage plates to 4 mm in the vein. Type locality.
This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.