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Covellite & Sulphur

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Covellite & Sulphur

José Luis Otero's collection

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Description
Locality: 
Atalaya Open Pit, Rio Tinto, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm
Description

Covelline and microcrystals of sulphur from Atalaya open pit, Rio Tinto mines, Spain.

José Luis Otero’s collection (serial number 1033).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Sulphur

Formula: 
S8
Strunz: 
1.CC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5

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