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Calcite on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

 
Calcite on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite on Sphalerite from Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 5184
Mineral:Calcite on Sphalerite
Locality:Casapalca District, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Description:Aesthetic specimen of white calcite crystals up to 20 mm on contrasting matrix of black sphalerite crystals up to 3 mm translucent (dark-red when viewed under magnification). The calcite fluoresces orange under UV illumination. Ex. Lipman calcite collection.
Overall Size:8x7x5 cm
Crystals:1-2 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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