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TitleTetrahedrite with quartz and pyrite
DescriptionTetrahedrite, Cu12Sb4S13 (copper antimony sulfide), is named for its common crystal form, the tetrahedron. The tetrahedron is an interesting isometric crystal form. It is obvious where the four three fold axes of the isometric system belong, as each one exits out of the crystal through each of the four identical “pyramidal” peaks.
LocationUSA ▹ Utah. Near Bingham.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #272.
Key wordsTetrahedrite, Quartz, Pyrite, Utah
Tech details689 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1250