Berthierite

Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Status of Occurrence: Unconfirmed Occurrence
Distribution: Rare
Chemical Composition: Iron antimony sulphide
Chemical Formula: FeSb2S4
Method(s) of Verification: none

Chemical Group:

  • Sulphosalts
Introduction: berthierite tends to occur in low-temperature hydrothermal vein associations along with other antimony-bearing species such as stibnite and jamesonite.
Occurrence in Wales: berthierite is one of a number of minerals that were reported from the Dolgellau Gold-belt by Readwin (1888) and have not been observed since. This record therefore requires confirmation.

Key Localities:

There are no key localities for this specimen.

References:

  1. Readwin, T.A., 1888. Gold in Wales. London, 12pp.

There are no references for this specimen.