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Marcasite Psm Pyrrhotite & Rhodochrosite

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Marcasite Psm Pyrrhotite & Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Trepča, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.6 × 6.4 × 4.8 cm
Description

A beautiful marcasite “roses” which are the pseudomorph after pyrrhotite. The sheets are sparkled with tiny quartz crystals. There are also two rhodochrosite aggregates on both sides of the specimen, one of them is accompanied by a nice cluster of small pyrite crystals.

Old classic specimen from the famous Trepča mine, Kosovo.

Very showy specimen!

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Marcasite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Pyrrhotite

Formula: 
Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

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