Pucherite (Type Locality) and Bismite
Pucher Shaft, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany (TL)
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
Pucherite is an uncommon bismuth vanadate, and this fairly rich specimen is from the TYPE LOCALITY. These are very rare and old specimens! The dozens of Pucherite crystals are mm in size, camel brown in color, and their habit is in sharp, hexagonal tabular crystals. It is associated with lustrous, botryoidal, greenish-yellow microcrystals of Bismite. While not the most dramatic of specimens, it is nonetheless an important combination of two unusual species.