Cannizzarite is a rare lead bismuth sulfide. It forms white to silver-gray, metallic, opaque, prismatic, needle-like crystals; it also occurs as thin laths, felted masses, and stellate groups. It was named in 1925 for the Italian chemist Stanislao Cannizzaro. Cannizzarite forms in volcanic fumaroles and in sulfide veinlets in greisen. The type locality is: La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy. Other localities include: Felbertal tungsten mine, Salzburg, Austria; Mittal-Hohtenn tunnel, Valais, Switzerland; Shumilovsk Sn–W deposit, west Transbaikal, and the Vysokogorsk deposit, Far Eastern Region, Russia; and Hobenzan granitic complex, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan; Landsman Camp, Graham Co., Arizona, USA.
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