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Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Chalcopyrite On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Bundenbach, Rhaunen, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

Material from Bundenbach, which is a world-famous locality for pyritized Devonian fossils. The minerals occur in quartz veins in the fossil-bearing slate. The crystals are very good with one being somewhat lustrous.

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

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