Berzelianite - Bukov - Czech Republic
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Bukov Mine, Rožná deposit, Žďár nad Sázavou, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Fine grained massive aggregates in carbonate matrix.
Size of this specimen is 40 x 18 x 8 mm.
Chemical composition - Cu2Se
Named in 1850 by James Dwight Dana in honor of Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist [August 20, 1779 Linköping, Sweden - August 7, 1848 Stockholm, Sweden]. Berzelius is the father of analytical chemistry, inventor of chemical symbol notation. and discoverer of cerium, selenium, silicon, thorium, titanium, and zirconium, in addition to other elements that he gave to his students to work on. Ce, Se, Si, Zr, Ti, and Th.