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Hübnerite Chalcopyrite & Quartz

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Hübnerite Chalcopyrite & Quartz

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Locality: 
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Libertad Department, Peru
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.8 × 3.1 cm
Description

Black, higly lusterous hubnerite crystals are aesthetically set on jackstraw, water-clear quartz needles. Crystallized in all edges, there are some unidentified inclusions in some quartz crystals. Several dull chalcopyrite crystals are present. This is an excellent and very showy combination from the find in Summer 2008 at Mundo Nuevo!

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What's on the rock

Hübnerite

Formula: 
MnWO4
Strunz: 
4.DB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Erie and Enterprize veins, Ellsworth Mine, Ellsworth, Ellsworth District (Mammoth District), Paradise Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

Chalcopyrite

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

Quartz

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

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