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TitleIntergrowth of quartz, sphalerite and pyrite from a hydrothermal deposit
DescriptionThis sample, 4 cm across, contains conspicuous prismatic quartz crystals, dark (nearly black) sphalerite, and golden pyrite. The specimen comes from a hydrothermal deposit in Huaron, Peru.
LocationPeru. Near Huaron.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2000-11-29.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsmineral, pyrite, quartz, sphalerite, hydrothermal, Peru
Tech details610 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1