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Chalcopyrite & Galena

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Chalcopyrite & Galena

Ex Joe Blackwell Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 1.7 × 3.6 cm
Description

From the 14 level of the Zinc Corp Mine we have an odd partial dissolved piece of chalcopyrite and galena.  Where small cavities have formed sharp crystals of  galena and sphalerite can be seen  

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

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

Galena

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