Stone, minerals and semiprecious of the world stone
Sulphide: Breithauptite -->rus

   Diagnostic cart.

   Ni Sb
   Crystal structure hexagonal
   Hardness on the Mohs scale 5,5
   Specific unit weight mass 7,5-8,2
   Colors red
   Colors in powder triturate reddish-brown, black
   Glance (glitter, glare) metallic

   Presented the rare crystalline individuals of hexagonal oblate form. The dissipated branchy formations and small dense the masses are more ordinary. Colors copper-red, with the reflection of violet tone.

   Origin provenance genesis.

   Breithauptite be found in an association with native silver, by the minerals of silver and with silver-arsenic minerals.

   Deposit minefield mine and use.

   Wonderful standards as prismatic crystals and massive small accumulations of copper-coloured color are found in the mineries of Sar-rabus in Sardinia (Monte-nar-ba, Masaloni, Dzhiovanni Bond).

   Breithauptite be found jointly with sphalerite, ullmannite, Millerite ohm, galena, galenite. The less beautiful, but more numerous standards of breithauptite are obtained in Andreasberge in Garce (Germany, EU) and Cobalt, Ontario (Canada, America). Breithauptite has insignificant practical use.