Kobellite

minerals

tintinaite

cobaltite

bismuthinite

Formula: Pb11(Cu,Fe)2(Bi,Sb)15S35
Sulphosalt, forms a series with tintinaite
Specific gravity: 6.334
Hardness: 2½ to 3
Streak: Black
Colour: Blackish lead-grey to steel-grey
Common impurities: Ag,Fe
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Kobellite occurs in high temperature hydrothermal deposits (Mindat).

Localities

At the Wolfram pipe, Kingsgate, Gough county, New South Wales, Australia, kobellite is associated with bismuthinite and cosalite (AJM 14.1.22).

At the type locality, the Vena mines, Hammar, Askersund, Örebro County, Sweden, kobellite is associated with cobaltite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite (HOM ).

At the Nello Teer Crabtree Creek Quarry, Raleigh, Wake county, North Carolina, USA, kobellite is associated with bismuthinite, jamesonite and tetrahedrite (HOM ).

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