Minerals of France
Minerals of France include Bournonite 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)
Item # 1BOURN1016S39
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)