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Luzonite

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Luzonite

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Description
Locality: 
Cerro De Pasco, Pasco Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.5 × 1.7 cm
Description

Lustrous massive blackish luzonite from the old famous mine at the Cerro de Pasco. Uncommon specimen for this locality, barely present in collections.

Acquired in 1982, the specimen is from the stock of Georges Vanacker* (BE). *Vanackerite (from Tsumeb) is named after him.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Luzonite

Formula: 
Cu3AsS4
Strunz: 
2.KA.10
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black.
Type Locality: 
Lepanto Mine, Mancayan mineral district (Mankayan), Benguet Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, Luzon, Philippines

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