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Galena (interpenetrant twinned crystals) with Sphalerite and Pyrite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

 
Galena (interpenetrant twinned crystals) with Sphalerite and Pyrite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

Galena (interpenetrant twinned crystals) with Sphalerite and Pyrite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 43429
Mineral:Galena (interpenetrant twinned crystals) with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Locality:Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru
Description:Lustrous gray metallic galena crystals up to 12 mm across with translucent red-brown sphalerite crystals up to 5 mm with yellow metallic pyrite on the bottom of the specimen. The galena crystals are interpenetrant twinned, similar to Weardale fluorite. Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #5796, acquired in 1983
Overall Size:9x7x4 cm
Crystals:1-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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