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Chalcopyrite & Calcite

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Chalcopyrite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
David Shaft, Himmelfahrt Mine, Freiberg, Mittelsachsen, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 5 × 2 cm
Description

A classic example of small chalcopyrite on calcite from the -600m level, David Shaft, Freiberg.

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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