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Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite

#AH52737

Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite

#AH52737
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe7S8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Tagged
sulfide

Brassy colored barrel shaped crystals of magnetic Pyrrhotite to 8mm associated with Sphalerite and Quartz. Excellent specimen. Acquired in 1971 by Hampson.

Pyrrhotite

Formula
Fe7S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Platy, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, bronze red, dark brown 
Streak
gray black 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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