Senarmontite
Senarmontite

Senarmontite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


Senarmontite is a rare mineral, restricted in occurrence to the presence of antimony sulfide ores. It is much too soft to wear, and the colors are usually nondescript. However, a faceted senarmontite in any size would be a great rarity.

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Senarmontite is a rare mineral, restricted in occurrence to the presence of antimony sulfide ores. It is much too soft to wear, and the colors are usually nondescript. However, a faceted senarmontite in any size would be a great rarity.

Senarmontite
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SENARMONTITE Isomorphous with Valentinite.

Optics: Isotropic; N= 2.087.

Occurrence: A secondary mineral formed by the alteration of stibnite (Sb2S3)

Inyo County, California; South Dakota.

Quebec; Canada; Algeria; France; Germany; Sardinia; Italy.

Comments: Senarmontite is a rare mineral, restricted in occurrence to the presence of antimony sulfide ores. It is much too soft to wear, and the colors are usually nondescript. However, a faceted senarmontite in any size would be a great rarity.

Name: After Henri de Senarmont, professor of mineralogy at the School of Mines in Paris, who first described the species.


Joel E. Arem, Ph.D., FGA

Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he has published numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.

Co-founder and President of numerous organizations, Dr. Arem has enjoyed a lifelong career in mineralogy and gemology. He has been a Smithsonian scientist and Curator, a consultant to many well-known companies and institutions, and a prolific author and speaker. Although his main activities have been as a gem cutter and dealer, his focus has always been education. joelarem.com

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