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TitleJalpaite with chrysocolla and silver
DescriptionJalpaite, a silver-copper sulfide, forms by low-temperature hydrothermal precipitation. It is the lead gray material in this photo. Also present is a very small amount of green chrysocolla, a hydrated copper silicate, and some very tarnished disseminated silver. This specimen is 2.5 cm across.
LocationMexico ▹ Chihuahua. Near La Mesa.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-16.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #127.
Key wordsjalpaite, chrysocolla, silver, Mexico
Tech details609 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1206