Chalcopyrite, Calcite, Chlorite Group

Specimen ID: 8Y8-V8H

Mineral(s)
Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2
Calcite : CaCO3
Locality
Mindat locality:
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Caçapava do Sul (Cação Pass), Sul-rio-grandense Shield, Mantiqueira Province, RS, Brazil. Crystalline aggregate. Chalcopyrite (yellow brass), calcite (white), and "chlorite" (green). Crystalline system: Tetragonal. Associated minerals: azurite, chalcocite, chrysocolla, hematite, malachite, pyrite, and quartz (NEVES, P. C. P. das; ATENCIO, D. Enciclopédia dos minerais do Brasil - sulfetos e sulfossais. ULBRA: Canoas, 2014, p. 389). Genesis: common mineral in sulphide hydrothermal veins; widespread in plutonic igneous rocks and skarns, as well as porphyry copper deposits(NEVES, P. C. P. das; ATENCIO, D. Enciclopédia dos minerais do Brasil - sulfetos e sulfossais, ULBRA: Canoas, 2014, p. 92). Paulo Neves minerals collection n. 0165d. Photography: Luciano Valério.
Paulo Neves - 14th November 2019
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