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Galena Rhodochrosite Chalcopyrite & Quartz

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Galena Rhodochrosite Chalcopyrite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Trepča, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 6 × 4.7 cm
Description

Fine and interesting combo specimen from Kosovo. The piece is composed of large, lustrous and interestingly formed crystals of galena with some nice patterns on its faces. The galena is partly covered with crystals of pastel pinkish rhodochrosite. As bonus, there are well-formed crystals of chalcopyrite and a little bit of quartz on the piece too!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

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

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

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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