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Cuprite Gypsum & Chalcopyrite

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Cuprite Gypsum & Chalcopyrite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Berta Quarry, Papiols, Catalonia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2 × 1.7 cm
Description

Pedrera Berta (quarry) is probably the most classic locality highly appreciated for Catalan collectors, specially for micromineral ones. In this specimen we can enjoy a vug filled by orange smithosnite peppered by gemmy cuprite crystals, with transparence and deep red color. Some transparent bladed gypsum crystals to give a touch of aesthetics. Under loupe are really amazing gems.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.

Chalcopyrite

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