Pearceite is a rare silver copper arsenic antimony sulfide and a member of the Pearceite Group. It is also part of the Pearceite-Polybasite series. Discovered in 1896 at the type locality: Mollie Gibson Mine (Molly Gibson Mine), Aspen, Aspen District (Roaring Fork District), Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA. Pearceite was named for Dr. Richard Pearce, a chemist and metallurgist from Denver, Colorado, USA.
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- Pearceite With Wire Silver and Acanthite on Quartz
- Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
- 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
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