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Chalcocite

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Chalcocite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamoto Principal Mine, Kamoto, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 3.8 × 1.5 cm
Description

Old and hard to find specimen of interlocked euhedral crystals of chalcocite on matrix. The fattened aggregated crystals have a nice purple iridescence. It is of very good size for the locality, and not many of these were save from the crushers.

It was exchanged by Achiel Moors, a Belgian mineral collector who lived in D.R. Congo between 1957 and 1972.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcocite

Formula: 
Cu2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

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