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Sphalerite with Pyrite over Chalcopyrite from Groundhog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico

 
Sphalerite with Pyrite over Chalcopyrite from Groundhog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico

Sphalerite with Pyrite over Chalcopyrite from Groundhog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico

Sphalerite with Pyrite over Chalcopyrite from Groundhog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 51139
Mineral:Sphalerite with Pyrite over Chalcopyrite
Locality:Groundhog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico
Description:Lustrous black Spinel-law twinned sphalerite crystals to 6 mm with yellow-metallic pyrite microcrystals on the surfaces, over brassy yellow-metallic chalcopyrite ore. Some sphalerite is coated with transparent scalenohedral calcite microcrystals. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #338
Overall Size:6.5x4x3.5 cm
Crystals:micro to 6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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