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Getchellite

Sulfide mineral

Getchellite is a rare sulfide and antimony, AsSbS3, that was discovered by B. G. Weissberg of the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1963, and approved as a new species by the International Mineralogical Association in 1965. Many metal sulfides are grey to black, but a few are brightly colored. Orpiment is yellow to brownish gold, cinnabar is deep red and getchellite is a bright orange red.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Purple
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1.5

The streak

Red

Density ( specific gravity )

2.72

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly
Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic