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Pyrite Chalcopyrite Sphalerite & Quartz

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Pyrite Chalcopyrite Sphalerite & Quartz

ex collection Walter Wittig
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Description
Locality: 
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.6 × 8.7 × 2 cm
Description

A very nice and rare old specimen from the Freiberg mining area. Beautiful striated brassy pyrite cubes, mixed with a few chalcopyrite crystals, black sphalerite inbetween and some tiny white quartz crystals, sprinkled on the pyrite crystal surfaces.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Chalcopyrite

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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