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Arsenopyrite With Chalcopyrite

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Arsenopyrite With Chalcopyrite

Ex Kristalldruse - Christian Weise, Munich, Germany
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Description
Locality: 
Sulitjelma Mines, Fauske, Nordland, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 1.5 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.10cm
Weight: 
50.00gr
Description

A textbook-like twinned, sharp, bright lustrous crystal of arsenopyrite frozen in massive golden, iridescent chalcopyrite matrix.
The overall look of this specimen has some similarity to the russian sperrylite matrix specimens.

Mining in Sulitjelma Mines begun in the year of 1886 and the mines closed finally in 1991.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Arsenopyrite

Formula: 
FeAsS
Strunz: 
2.EB.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0

Chalcopyrite

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

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