kermesite


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kermesite

(ˈkɜːmiːˌzaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) red antimony
Translations
kermesita
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The oxide minerals such as senarmontite, valentinite, kermesite and stibiconite, if present, directly react with HCl without requiring FeCl3 during leaching process.
There were also annabergite from Laurium, Greece; kermesite from Pezinok, Slovakia; sphalerite from Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Slovakia; chalcocite and olivenite from Cornwall, England; some top-class vanadinite specimens of recent vintage from Mibladen, Morocco; and a few dozen of the new mimetites from Badenweiler.
(See the last page of the July-August 2007 issue for some historical background, or the July online installment of "What's new in the mineral world.") If you had the means, you could take home from Denver a simply smashing 19th-century Philly specimen of such things as Utah cuprotungstite, Peruvian gratonite, German kermesite, pre-Bolshevik Russian gem crystals and other historical treasures.
From Zimbabwe there are two wonderful specimens of kermesite from Que Que, and from Zambia there is a wonderful football-sized specimen of hopeite with large pale yellow crystals.
In 2002 a thus-far unidentified Chinese locality joined the list by providing the world's finest specimens of the antimony oxy-sulfide kermesite.
Over the ensuing years, these specimens have been followed by more than 30 "best of species," including orange scheelite crystals to 20 cm, lustrous black cassiterite crystals to 15 cm, ferberite, arsenopyrite, fluorite of all colors, pyromorphite, mimetite, and rarities such as kermesite, helvite, stannite, kesterite and even common minerals such as calcite and quartz.
The discoveries, for example, of extraordinarily large kermesite crystals and of outstanding mimetite led to considerable commercial success for dealers of this sort.
Certainly the most exciting species to come from China was kermesite, in specimens larger than any ever seen before; some sprays are up to 10 cm and have a classic red color.
In contrast to the theme, Collector's Edge and Steve and Clara Smale each offered a superb selection of minerals from China in anticipation of the 2005 theme, "Minerals of China." Each display contained exceptional specimens recently mined, and the variety of species, including kermesite, fluorite, calcite, stibnite, pyromorphite, garnet and more, gave visitors an excellent idea of what that vast country is currently producing.
The most interesting thing was the very large selection of kermesite from China, that was disappearing rapidly, since Jordi's stock was priced dealer-friendly compared to what I have seen.
Thus, one finds arsenopyrite, kermesite, krennerite and others under the heading Native Elements.