Dragon Minerals - Update April 7, 2019

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10107: Quartz, Sphalerite, Galena, and Pyrite
Raura District, Cajatambo Province, Lima, Peru
Miniature - 5.5 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm (2.2 x 1.8 x1.4 inches)
102 grams (0.22 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A crystalline, mixed sulfides matrix (sphalerite/galena/pyrite) hosts sparkly, tiny, colorless to light pink quartz crystals. These are nicely contrasted by the mostly black sphalerite matrix. This sphalerite ranges from cleaved to crystalline to somewhat bubbly/botryoidal. Minor galena and pyrite crystals also seen. As noted there are some cleaved areas on the sphalerite matrix, but otherwise nothing I'd call damage. Multiple display angles not needing a stand are possible.









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