quartz, pyrite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite from Huanzala mine, Peru

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a classic combination of quartz, pyrite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite from Huanzala mine, Peru with quartz points up to 1.5cm

Mineral Group  quartz + sulphide
Composition  SiO4 + Fe2S + ZnS + CuFeS2
Origin  Huanzala mine, Peru
dimension (cm)  8x6x5
weight (g)  400
quartz – is a mineral composed of crystals of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar.
pyriteThe mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is an iron sulfide with the chemical formula FeS2. This mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool’s gold.
sphalerite – is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc. It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron.
chalcopyriteis a copper iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the tetragonal system. It has the chemical formula CuFeS2 it has a brassy to golden yellow color

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 8 x 6 x 5 cm