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Jamesonite With Pyrite

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Jamesonite With Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
La Noria Mine, San Pantaleón de la Noria, San Martín, Sombrerete Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

One from my own Mexician collection and a rarely offered locality. Aggregates of numerous jamesonite crystals with unusual and interesting contortions. A reflective specimen with nice contrast between the two species. Very hard to obtain material.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Jamesonite

Formula: 
Pb4FeSb6S14
Strunz: 
2.HB.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Cornwall, England, UK

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
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