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TitleTetrahedrite with quartz and pyrite
DescriptionTetrahedrite, Cu12Sb4S13 (copper antimony sulfide), can form interesting and handsome mineral specimens. Often it will contain a certain percentage of silver and be used as a minor ore. The multi-faceted tetrahedral crystals as well as the flat faced simple tetrahedral crystals can be very striking and a real pleasure for mineral collectors to own. It can often be found with quartz and pyrite, as in this sample.
LocationHungary. Near Kapnik.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #281.
Key wordsTetrahedrite, Quartz, Pyrite, Hungary
Tech details416 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1248