Schneebergite (type locality) and Nickelschneebergite on Quartz
Roter Berg, Schneeberg district, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Paulo Matioli
A rare specimen of schneebergite and nickelschneebergite that represent new members of the Tsumcorite Group as of 2002, and represent the bismuth analogues of cobaltlotharmeyerite and nickellotharmeyerite, respectively. They occur as pale brown microcrystalline crusts in small dissolution vugs replacing a primary sulfide or sulfosalt in quartz matrix. This specimen originates from the type locality in the historic Roter Berg District, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Ex. Paulo Matioli collection.