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Siderite On Quartz Sphalerite & Pyrite

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Siderite On Quartz Sphalerite & Pyrite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Sauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.8 × 6 × 4.4 cm
Weight: 
261.00gr
Description

Interesting specimen with greenish brown siderite on the tips of quartz crystals. Some pyrite-covered sphalerite between the quartz crystals.

A few quartz tips broken. Still an acceptable specimen from a classic locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

Quartz

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Pyrite

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