|Minerals of France
Bournonite is a sulfosalt mineral species, trithioantimoniate of lead and copper. It was named to honor French
mineralogist and crystallographer Jacques Louis de Bournon. Bournonite is found in hydrothermal veins of
medium temperatures in localities in England, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, France, Bolivia,
Peru, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Japan, and China, among several others. Associated minerals
include Galena, Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite, Stibnite, Zinkenite, Siderite, Quartz,
Rhodochrosite, Dolomite, and Barite.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at
|Item # 1BOURN10168721
Bournonite Crystals from Mine
Les Malines, Gard, France
|Here's an excellent multi crystal formation of Bournonite from the famous Mine Les Malines
located in Gard, France. This specimen was procured form an Italian Mineral dealer in La Spezia,
Northern Italy in the 1980's.
specimen weighs 3.7 oz or 0.23 lbs (106g) and measures 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 inches (5.4 x 3.3 x 2.9m)