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Chalcopyrite On Calcite & Dolomite

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Chalcopyrite On Calcite & Dolomite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Schlema, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
3 × 10.7 × 10.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

A very nice classic specimen from one of Saxony's most famous localities. Very good black to purple tinted chalcopyrite crystals on white dolomite crystals, covered with purplish-brown calcite crystals and some ivory-colored second generation crystals of dolomite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

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

Calcite

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

Dolomite

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

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