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Tetrahedrite Quartz & Pyrite

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Tetrahedrite Quartz & Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Sharp metallic lustrous tetrahedrite crystals with clear quartz needles and minor pyrite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tetrahedrite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Quartz

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

Pyrite

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