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Covellite

#PD38503

Covellite

#PD38503
Availability
Sold
Size
12 x 6 x 6 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
CuS (RRUFF)
Locality
Summitville dist., Rio Grande Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
sulfide , copper

A large cleavable mass of platy crystals of Covellite showing the fascinating metallic blue & purple hues in combination with Chalcopyrite coated areas displaying a gold iridescence.

Covellite

Formula
CuS 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Foliated 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
indigo blue, light blue, dark blue, black 
Streak
black gray 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
1.5-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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