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Enargite with Pyrite

#RW47260

Enargite with Pyrite

#RW47260
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu3AsS4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Quiruvilca mine, Santiago de Chuco prov., La Libertad dept., Peru
Tagged
sulfide , copper

This is a nice piece, which sits perfectly well without aid. The largest Pyrite crystal at the top is 3cm across. Directly below it are two lustrous, well-formed Enargite crystals measuring 2cm and 1.8cm. Across the tips of the Enargite is a blanket of Pyrite crystals.

Enargite

Formula
Cu3AsS4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
steel gray, blackish gray, violet black 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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