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Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

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Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Los Blancos Quarry, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm
Weight: 
6.00gr
Description

Parallel hexagonal crystals of pyrrhotite with minor black sphalerite, variety marmatite, from this classic Spanish site today exausted.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrrhotite

Formula: 
Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Sphalerite

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