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Galena Calcite & Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Galena Calcite & Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Shaft 371, Schlema-Hartenstein, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.7 × 7 × 3.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.20cm
Description

Crude galena crystals up to 1.2 cm on a white dolomite matrix and associated with colourless calcite crystals and some brassy chalcopyrite crystals.

Collected at the -1395m level of the Shaft 371 mine. Galena was uncommon at this mine, the deepest in Europe.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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
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