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Sphalerite Pyrite & Chalcopyrite

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Sphalerite Pyrite & Chalcopyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Trifonti, Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

historical sample from an old mine near Massa Marittima. This mine is not found, except for a small dump in the woods who found ourselves in the mid 70s of last century. This mine has also been cited in the book on mineralogy of the Tuscan Bernardino Lotti. In the piece there are many perfect brown sphalerite in association with pyrite, chalcopyrite and small quartz crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Chalcopyrite

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

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