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Sturtite Calcite & Pyrite

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Sturtite Calcite & Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 6.2 × 4.5 cm
Description

An old specimen from the 1400 level of the Zinc Corp. Mine at Broken Hill, comprising pyrite on calcite on sturtite. The bright payrite is contrasting well aginst the white calcite and dark sturtite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

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

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
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