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Chalcocite Psm Pyrite

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Chalcocite Psm Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Burra, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm
Description

Quite a few of these 'floaters' were found in soft clays at the bottom of the Burra Open Cut in late 1980 towards the end of mining operations in '81. This is a nice sharp crystyal that is actually only partially pseudomorphed, with some of the original pyrite showing through.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcocite

Formula: 
Cu2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Pyrite

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