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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite coating on Quartz from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

 
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite coating on Quartz from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite coating on Quartz from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 21579
Mineral:Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite coating on Quartz
Locality:Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Description:Sharp crystals of tetrahedrite up to 2 cm with yellow coating of chalcopyrite microcrystals. Overgrown on the tetrahedrite are colorless quartz crystals up to 5 mm. Two of the tetrahedrite crystals are damaged, though this is still a good specimen. Ex. Fred Pough; Ex. Dr. E. Sensel collection #M1154
Overall Size:9x6x2.5 cm
Crystals:2-20 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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