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Pyrite & Ankerite

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Pyrite & Ankerite

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Description
Locality: 
Hüttenberg, Sankt Veit an der Glan District, Carinthia, Austria
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.5 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

Sharpedged ankerite crystals as overgrowth on pyrite. Old find from the active periode of the mine in the 1970s.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

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

Ankerite

Formula: 
Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
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