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Pyrite with Chalcocite coating, var. Ducktownite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

 
Pyrite with Chalcocite coating, var. Ducktownite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

Pyrite with Chalcocite coating, var. Ducktownite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 46745
Mineral:Pyrite with Chalcocite coating, var. Ducktownite
Locality:Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico
Description:Dark gray-metallic chalcocite coating pyrite crystals to 8 mm across. This formation of chalcocite-coated pyrite used to be called by the varietal name ducktownite after Ducktown, Tennessee where it was first observed. Ex. Robert P. Bates (1926-2008) collection #174
Overall Size:17x12x10 mm
Crystals:2-8 mm
Status: For reference only
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