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Covellite

Dan Behnke collection
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Locality: 
Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm
Description

ILLUSTRATED!! You are bidding on a small sample with beautiful clusters of covellite crystals in a matrix cavity. This sample is illustrated in Minerals of Colorado 1997 edition and Photo Atlas of Minerals 2007. Comes with 4 original slides taken by Dan and the original collection index card. 

This sample is from the collection of Dan Behnke, long-time friend, micromounter and prodigious photographer. I am pleased to be able to offer selections from his large collection, many of which are illustrated specimens in Rocks & Minerals, The Mineralogiocal Record, Photo Atlas of Minerals and many other publications. All samples from his meticulously catalogued collection will come with his original index card with all notes, photography annotations and other pertinent information, as well as any slides Dan may have taken of the sample with publication notes and date the photo was made.

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Covellite

Formula: 
CuS
Strunz: 
2.CA.05a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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