Stromeyerite


Composition: AgCuS
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Colours: Dark steel-grey
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness (H) : 2.5-3.0
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 6.2-6.3
References: Strunz et al. (1958a)

Distribution

Rare. Second oxidation zone (30 Level).

Occurrence

  • Hypogene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Paragenetic and General Notes

Stromeyerite is reported as coarse, dark steel-grey inclusions and fracture-fills in sulphide ores (Bartelke, 1976), and as microscopic inclusions in copper sulphides (Gebhard, 1999).

Von Bezing et al. (2014) note that stromeyerite has been recorded from 30 Level..