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Mineral Specimen #6658    Tetrahedrite, Pyrite, Quartz, Sphalerite

Mina Casapalca, Casapalca Dist., Huarochiri Prov., Lima Dept., Peru

14.3 x 11.4 x 7 cm
5.6 x 4.5 x 2.8 in

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A cluster of large, well formed Tetrahedrite crystals with sharp edges and tetrahedral habit. Many of the crystals have beveled terminations. There is a thin coating of micro Pyrite crystals on some of the crystals which have a slight green cast in color. There are several radiating sprays of short Quartz crystals in several places. The Quartz is white to clear in color. On the bottom of the specimen, there is massive, black colored Sphalerite and more micro Pyrite crystals.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: A few of the terminations have minor chipping. There are a few broken crystals at the very edges of the specimen neither of which impacts the appearance of the specimen.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Latin America | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars