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Aikinite Sphalerite & Quartz

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Aikinite Sphalerite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Julcani Mine, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.5 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm
Description

Rich, small specimen of shiny aikinite needles on a small matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aikinite

Formula: 
PbCuBiS3
Strunz: 
2.HB.05a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Berezovskoe Au Deposit (Berezovsk Mines), Berezovskii (Berezovskii Zavod), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Sphalerite

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

Quartz

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