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Arsenopyrite with Pyrite & Sphalerite

#AH53589

Arsenopyrite with Pyrite & Sphalerite

#AH53589
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
FeAsS (RRUFF)
Locality
Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Tagged
sulfide

Nice combo specimen of blocky Arsenopyrite crystals to 8mm,jet black and lustrous Sphalerite crystals to 1cm and clusters of cubic Pyrite.

Arsenopyrite

Formula
FeAsS 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Euhedral Crystals, Prismatic 
Cleavage
one distinct 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
tin white, light steel gray 
Streak
black 
Geological Setting
Widespread. Most commonly found in medium to high temperature veins.  
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
5.5 to 6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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