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Covellite

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: 
6.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

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

This label says also: Alfredo pit collapse.

José Luis Otero’s collection (serial number 830).

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

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