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Tetrahedrite With Galena

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Tetrahedrite With Galena

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Harz, Saxony - Anhalt, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.4 × 1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.30cm
Description

Another german classic. A combination of galena with tetrahedrite up to 1.3 cm and minor siderite from ancient Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Harz Mountains which is closed down since 1910.

This historic example is in good condition for its age.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tetrahedrite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey
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