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Siderite

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Siderite

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Description
Locality: 
Quiruvilca, Quiruvilca District, Libertad Department, Peru
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.4 × 5.4 × 2.7 cm
Description

An outstanding siderite specimen featuring groups of honey cloured stacked rhombs and single crystals on a matrix of massive sulphides and quartz. The sulphides appear to consist mainly of tetrahedrite with minor chalcopyrite.

A fine display piece without any damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
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