Emplectite

Emplectite Locality: Barbora adit, Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic FOV 4mm. © Petr Fuchs

Chemical Formula: CuBiS2
Locality: Czechoslovakia at Schlaggenwald, Bohemia.
Name Origin: From the Greek emplektos, “interwoven.”

Physical Properties

Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Color: Gray, Grayish yellow, Silver white, Tin white.
Density: 6.3 – 6.5, Average = 6.4
Diaphaneity: Opaque
Fracture: Brittle – Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Hardness: 2 – Gypsum
Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Luster: Metallic
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Streak: black

Photo :

EMPLECTITE Tannenbaum-Stollen, Antonsthal, Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe Size: 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm (Small Cabinet) Owner: Crystal Classics
Barbora adit, Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Krušné Hory Mtns (Erzgebirge), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic © Petr Fuchs
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