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Covellite & Chalcopyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Clara Mine, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 4 × 2.7 cm
Description

Black covellite alternating with golden chalcopyrite veins in a rounded aggegate in white quartz matrix. Very attractive.

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

Chalcopyrite

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

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