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TitleCovellite, pyrite and quartz
DescriptionThis specimen is about 10 cm tall. It contains white quartz, surrounded by deep purple-black covellite and golden pyrite. Covellite is a cupper sulfide with the composition CuS. Pyrite is an iron sulfide with composition FeS2. Quartz, Si02, is one of the most abundant minerals on earth.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-02-09.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1768.
Key wordscovellite, pyrite, quartz, sulfide
Tech details819 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2274