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Sphalerite & Quartz

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Sphalerite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.3 × 11.3 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.30cm
Description

Dark brown to black, lustrous, complex sphalerite crystals up to 2.3 cm in size on matrix from the famous Huayllapon Mine in Pasto Bueno, Peru, asscoited with white, sharp quartz crystals, making it a really attractive, aestehtic specimen.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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