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Chalcopyrite, Siderite

Chalcopyrite, Siderite

Specimen # 100265
Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Siderite
Location: Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Ghizou Province, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.9 x 4.2 cm
Price: $325.00 CAD

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A truly excellent specimen of chalcopyrite on siderite from Kaiwu. The sharp, highly lustrous chalcopyrites feature most prominently at the top (the way I would display it) and the largest is a parallel growth group 1.4 cm across. The siderite on this specimen is as good as the siderite on any of these I have seen - sharp, clean, lustrous and translucent. The siderites are actually zoned with phantoms if you look closely with decent light. A cleave at the lower left edge and no damage to anything larger on the piece - one smaller chalcopyrite is missing a corner, but because the chalcopyrites are so complex you need to look with a loupe to determine wheter it is compext crystallization or a break. This is a classy piece. 

A truly excellent specimen of chalcopyrite on siderite from Kaiwu. The sharp, highly lustrous chalcopyrites feature most prominently at the top (the way I would display it) and the largest is a parallel growth group 1.4 cm across. The siderite on this specimen is as good as the siderite on any of these I have seen - sharp, clean, lustrous and translucent. The siderites are actually zoned with phantoms if you look closely with decent light. A cleave at the lower left edge and no damage to anything larger on the piece - one smaller chalcopyrite is missing a corner, but because the chalcopyrites are so complex you need to look with a loupe to determine wheter it is compext crystallization or a break. This is a classy piece. 

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