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Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

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Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 3.9 × 3.9 cm
Description

Sharp dark pyrrhotite crystals formed a very sculptural assemble. In the upper third you can see a sharp terminated, jet-black, highly lustrous sphalerite crystal with a wonderful texture on it´s faces. No significant damages to report, backside was on the rock.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrrhotite

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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