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Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Locality: 
Beringen Mine, Beringen, Limburg Province, Belgium
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 4 × 3.4 cm
Description

Lustrous chalcopyrite crystals on a bed of dolomite crystals and associated with small dickite crystals. A very uncommon locality piece, collected on the dumps of the Beringen coalmine in the 1990's.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Cartils Minerals

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