Chalcopyrite, Tetrahedrite, Siderite, Pyrite

Specimen ID: P18-M4X

Mineral(s)
Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2
Tetrahedrite : Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Siderite : FeCO3
Pyrite : FeS2
Locality
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
9.0cm x 6.4cm x 4.8cm
Events

Photo added to mindat.org

9.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Attractive in its own way, this is a complex combination of some rare bismuth sulfosalt species (requires analysis so say which, and how much) with chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and siderite, all on a plate of intergrown pyrite. The sulfosalts are the thousands of metallic, silver-black needles, up to about 4 mm, that comprise the majority of the specimen. They are intergrown with tetrahedrites, and the piece is decorated with lustrous, iridescent chalcopyrites and tannish-gray siderite discs. The chalcopyrites reach about 7 mm in size, and the siderites about 5 mm. This is a fine combination piece, very sparkly, and with interesting species potential. Art edited the book on Peru, and obtained many oddities like this as he worked on that project. Ex. Art Soregaroli Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 28th November 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

9.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Attractive in its own way, this is a complex combination of some rare bismuth sulfosalt species (requires analysis so say which, and how much) with chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and siderite, all on a plate of intergrown pyrite. The sulfosalts are the thousands of metallic, silver-black needles, up to about 4 mm, that comprise the majority of the specimen. They are intergrown with tetrahedrites, and the piece is decorated with lustrous, iridescent chalcopyrites and tannish-gray siderite discs. The chalcopyrites reach about 7 mm in size, and the siderites about 5 mm. This is a fine combination piece, very sparkly, and with interesting species potential. Art edited the book on Peru, and obtained many oddities like this as he worked on that project. Ex. Art Soregaroli Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 28th November 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

9.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Attractive in its own way, this is a complex combination of some rare bismuth sulfosalt species (requires analysis so say which, and how much) with chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and siderite, all on a plate of intergrown pyrite. The sulfosalts are the thousands of metallic, silver-black needles, up to about 4 mm, that comprise the majority of the specimen. They are intergrown with tetrahedrites, and the piece is decorated with lustrous, iridescent chalcopyrites and tannish-gray siderite discs. The chalcopyrites reach about 7 mm in size, and the siderites about 5 mm. This is a fine combination piece, very sparkly, and with interesting species potential. Art edited the book on Peru, and obtained many oddities like this as he worked on that project. Ex. Art Soregaroli Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 28th November 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

9.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Attractive in its own way, this is a complex combination of some rare bismuth sulfosalt species (requires analysis so say which, and how much) with chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and siderite, all on a plate of intergrown pyrite. The sulfosalts are the thousands of metallic, silver-black needles, up to about 4 mm, that comprise the majority of the specimen. They are intergrown with tetrahedrites, and the piece is decorated with lustrous, iridescent chalcopyrites and tannish-gray siderite discs. The chalcopyrites reach about 7 mm in size, and the siderites about 5 mm. This is a fine combination piece, very sparkly, and with interesting species potential. Art edited the book on Peru, and obtained many oddities like this as he worked on that project. Ex. Art Soregaroli Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 28th November 2014

Photo added to mindat.org

9.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Attractive in its own way, this is a complex combination of some rare bismuth sulfosalt species (requires analysis so say which, and how much) with chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and siderite, all on a plate of intergrown pyrite. The sulfosalts are the thousands of metallic, silver-black needles, up to about 4 mm, that comprise the majority of the specimen. They are intergrown with tetrahedrites, and the piece is decorated with lustrous, iridescent chalcopyrites and tannish-gray siderite discs. The chalcopyrites reach about 7 mm in size, and the siderites about 5 mm. This is a fine combination piece, very sparkly, and with interesting species potential. Art edited the book on Peru, and obtained many oddities like this as he worked on that project. Ex. Art Soregaroli Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 28th November 2014
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