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Fluorite With Pyrite & Sphalerite Inclusions

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Fluorite With Pyrite & Sphalerite Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.7 × 3 cm
Description

Very unusual case of golden pyrite and black spalerite crystals as inclusions (easily visible to the naked eye without magnification) in transparent pale blue fluorite crystals (cleavage surfaces). A must for an inclusions collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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