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Chalcopyrite With Quartz

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Chalcopyrite With Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Bufa Mine, La Bufa, Batopilas Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm
Description

Lots going on in the specimen. Excellent iridescent chalcopyrite crystals nestled between plates covered with numerous fine quartz needles.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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