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Chalcopyrite replacing wood

#AH55637

Chalcopyrite replacing wood

#AH55637
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Happy Jack mine, White Canyon, San Juan Co., Utah, United States
Tagged
sulfide , copper

This is a unique specimen of golden Chalcopyrite which has replaced wood. It is essentially carbonatized petrified wood which created a reducing environment for the sulfide, Chalcopyrite, to have been deposited.

Chalcopyrite

Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Striated, Druse 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brass yellow, honey yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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