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Chalcopyrite Calcite & Quartz On Chamosite

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Chalcopyrite Calcite & Quartz On Chamosite

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Description
Locality: 
Eleanora Mine, Hillgrove, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm
Description

An attractive thumbnail specimen with bright brassy yellow chalcopyrite crystals on a bed of calcite crystals over quartz crystals with numerous blacj spheres of chamosite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Chamosite

Formula: 
(Fe2+,Mg)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Haut de Cry, Chamoson, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Earthstones Australia

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