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Galena Sphalerite Pyrite Chalcopyrite Tetrahedrite & Acanthite

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Galena Sphalerite Pyrite Chalcopyrite Tetrahedrite & Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Comstock District, Storey County, Nevada, United States of America
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5 × 4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

Sulfides in quartz-kaolinite matrix of an altered rhyolite. Host primary mineralization at the Comstock

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Sphalerite

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

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Chalcopyrite

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

Tetrahedrite

Formula: 
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Strunz: 
2.GB.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Acanthite

Formula: 
Ag2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.35
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
lead grey
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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