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Chalcopyrite, Quartz

Chalcopyrite, Quartz

Specimen # 101930
Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Quartz
Location: Animon Mine, Huaron District, Pasco Dept., Peru
Size: 5.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm
Price: $95.00 CAD

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This is a great piece - the chalcopyrite crystals are accented by sharp transparent quartz crystals, making a beautiful combination. The chalcopyrite crystals have a dark, metallic sheen. There are several other minerals present - sphalerite, galena, and what I believe is tetrahedrite. The tetrahedrite is interesting - a chip at a back edge of the main chalcopyrite crystal suggests that there is at least one significant inclusion of tetrahedrite within this chalcopyrite. In excellent condition, that one chip and a couple of incomplete very small quartz crystals, otherwise no damage. 

A really nice display specimen.

This is a great piece - the chalcopyrite crystals are accented by sharp transparent quartz crystals, making a beautiful combination. The chalcopyrite crystals have a dark, metallic sheen. There are several other minerals present - sphalerite, galena, and what I believe is tetrahedrite. The tetrahedrite is interesting - a chip at a back edge of the main chalcopyrite crystal suggests that there is at least one significant inclusion of tetrahedrite within this chalcopyrite. In excellent condition, that one chip and a couple of incomplete very small quartz crystals, otherwise no damage. 

A really nice display specimen.