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Isocubanite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

 
Isocubanite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

Isocubanite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

DESCRIPTION:No. 38991
Mineral:Isocubanite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation)
Locality:3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean
Description:Rare specimen from a black smoker (underwater hydrothermal chimneys rich in sulfides) from almost 2 miles beneath the surface. A mixture of microcrystals of isocubanite and bornite lining a cavity in chalcopyrite and pyrite.
Overall Size:6.5x4.5x4 cm
Crystals:0.2-2.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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