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RM1625   Cobaltite

Håkansboda, Lindesberg, Västmanland, Sweden

This is a brilliant and esthetic cobaltite specimen that shows a sharp and brilliant crystal, with dominant forms of the cube and pyritohedron, included in the massive pyrrhotite matrix. Håkansboda is an old mine, opened in the 17th century and worked until 1873, with only minor mining during World War I. An European classic mine and specimen.

Size: 6.4 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.
Found in 1980's.

Excol. Lluís Daunis & Maria Ruscalleda (Barcelona).
Classic locality