Freieslebenite

minerals

acanthite

pyrargyrite

andorite

Formula: AgPbSbS3
Sulphosalt, freieslebenite group
Specific gravity: 6.20 to 6.23
Hardness: 2½
Streak: Black
Colour: Grey, dark grey
Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

Freieslebenite occurs in hydrothermal veins associated with acanthite, pyrargyrite, silver, andorite, galena and siderite (HOM, Mindat).

Localities

At the Van silver mine, British Columbie, Canada, both freieslebenite and diaphorite, which are almost indistinguishable, have been found as crystals up to 1 or 2 mm long (Minrec 31.3.227).

The type locality is the Himmelsfürst mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Mittelsachsen, Saxony, Germany.

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