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TitlePyrite and galena from Joplin, Missouri
DescriptionThis specimen is 7 cm across. Most of the specimen is galena, PbS. The galena is coated with a thin layer of golden pyrite, FeS2. Corners of a cube show in the middle of the sample - the cubic shape comes from the underlying galena crystals. This sample comes from the famous mining district near Joplin, Missouri.
LocationUSA ▹ Missouri ▹ Jasper County. Near Joplin.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #240.
Key wordspyrite, galena, Missouri
Tech details716 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1034