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Chalcopyrite (twinned crystals) on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

 
Chalcopyrite (twinned crystals) on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

Chalcopyrite (twinned crystals) on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

Chalcopyrite (twinned crystals) on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 44717
Mineral:Chalcopyrite (twinned crystals) on Sphalerite
Locality:Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Peru
Description:Large yellow-metallic chalcopyrite crystals up to 15 mm on lustrous black sphalerite crystals to 5 mm across. The chalcopyrite crystals are twinned through the center and have gray-metallic surface coating, possibly of tetrahedrite. Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #6682; originally acquired in 1983
Overall Size:3.5x3x2.5 cm
Crystals:1-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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