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Chalcopyrite On Quartz

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Chalcopyrite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

Disphenoidal crystals of chalcopyrite with very good luster and great golden color are richly sprinkled on water-clear doubly ended quartz crystals. From a limited found, this piece was extracted in a small brecciated area at the Vein °53 Mine of the Aït Ahmane area. The cluster was surrounded by powdery talc, easy to clean, reason why it is a floater, completely crystallized all around and with no damage!. From a recent find (september 2015) where we were able to acquire it directly from the miners.

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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