Katoptrite with Jacobsite and Calcite
Brattfors mine, Nordmark Odal field, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Miniature, 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Paulo Matioli; Swedish Museum of Natural History
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This salt and peppered textured specimen is host to a modest amount of subhedral, prismatic, dark gray, metallic katoptrite to 1.5 mm associated with black, micro granular jacobsite and white to off-white calcite. It originates from the Brattfors mine, Nordmark, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden, the type locality for the species. Katoptrite is a rare and complex manganese aluminum antimony silicate. Ex. Paulo Matioli collection and is accompanied by a Swedish Museum of Natural History label.