Kobellite

Smrkovec (Schönficht), Czech Republic

Kobellite
Kobellite
Kobellite
Kobellite
Kobellite
Kobellite
Kobellite
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Article codeII.E.3320.001

Kobellite from Smrkovec (Schönficht), Slavkovský Les Mtn, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic.
It's a rare gray, fibrous, metallic mineral. It is also a sulfide mineral consisting of antimony, bismuth, and lead.
Dimensions: 40x32x22 mm. Weight 0,045 kilogramme.
For full enjoyment magnification with equipment such as a stereo microscope or loupe is recommended.
The Slavkovský les Mtn, also called the Emperor's Forest (German: Kaiserwald), is a mountain range in the Czech Republic.
Mining of silver ore at Smrkovec is known to have occurred in the 16th century (Fiala 1959); prospecting was carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, without any significant results.
In 1917–1918, the old mine dumps apparently yielded 200 kg of bismuth, and the locality was prospected for uranium ores between 1950 and 1955.
Nowadays all mines are closed.