Chalcopyrite, Quartz
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Chalcopyrite, Quartz

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


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.

Additional information

Dimensions 30 × 50 × 46 cm