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Baryte & Galena

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Baryte & Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

Aggregate of white baryte with nacre reflexes associated to cuboctahedral galena. Elongated masses of golden chalcopyrite cover the galena crystals at the matrix. Good size specimen and in perfect condition.

Ex. Lloyd Tate (US); Ex. Arnaud Gelders #134.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

Galena

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

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