• Chalcopyrite with Calcite
  • Chalcopyrite with Calcite
  • Chalcopyrite with Calcite
Calcite

Chalcopyrite with Calcite

$950.00   €876  £730.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19549
A spectacular miniature Chalcopyrite with Calcite from the Dzhezkazgan mining district in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan.  The Chalcopyrite occurs as choice sharp crystals to 1 cm that form an approximately 4.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm cluster sat on a thin plate of Quartz, itself covered in sub-mm glassy Quartz crystals and occasional nail-head Calcite crystals, some double terminated and up to 0.9 cm long.  What makes this specimen outstanding is the colour of the Chalcopyrite; an iridescent brassy-gold with flashes of orange-red with a brilliant, highly reflective metallic lustre.  The specimen is glued vertically to a two-tiered clear acrylic base.

Details

Dimensions
5.5 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcopyrite

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