Bournonite, which grows on a matrix, forms steel-gray, metallically shiny, longitudinally grooved crystals with lead-in colors. The largest crystal has size 1,3 cm.

Origin Europe » Germany » Saxony
Size category Small Cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size 7,2 x 5,3 x 6,3 cm
Weight 435 g
The biggest crystal 1,3 x 0,6 x 0,3 cm


Bouronite was discovered in 1805 by Robert Jameson, who named the new mineral in honor of mineralogist Jacques-Louis's , Comte de Bournon. Bournonite crystals are relatively abundant, usually tabular in appearance of a square, vertical surface grooved. Very often twins and form the so-called "wheel ore". Piece and grainy, ingrown and solid.


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