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Chalcopyrite

ID: CC2793

A bright metallic crystal group of Chalcopyrite from the Moonta Mines, Australia. The Chalcopyrite forms a dome like cluster of intergrown crystals. The crystals have an overall metallic yellow colouration, with a slight reddish purple iridescence. The matrix is composed of colourless terminated prismatic Quartz crystals to 1.2cm tall. Some red Fe oxide is also apparent on the specimen mostly associated with the Quartz. This mining area is particularly renowned for the specimens of Chalcopyrite and the Copper secondary mineral Atacamite. The mines at Moonta-Moonterra were first opened in the early 1860s, attracting many Cornish immigrants. The mine continued to be worked until 1923, with some small scale working in the early 1990s. 

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Dimensions
4.8 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Locality
Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia, Australia, Oceania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcopyrite

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