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Cinnabar Chalcopyrite & Dolomite

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Cinnabar Chalcopyrite & Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Gortdrum Mine, County Tipperary, Irish Republic (Eire)
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2 × 1 cm
Description

Iridescent chalcopyrite with micro crystals of cinnabar on creamy dolomite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CD.15a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Chalcopyrite

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

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
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