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Chalcopyrite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Jan Coetzee Mine, Okiep, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm
Description

An undamaged floater specimen from the old Jan Coetzee copper mine features an aesthetic combination of chalcopyrite and calcite crystals.

The chalcopyrite looks more like cuprite exhibiting a golden red high gloss luster and sharp complex cubic form that is well exposed to be viewed from all sides.

The calcite matrix consists of numerous clean pyramidal terminations to otherwise textured rhombs.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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