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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2019 09:40    Post subject: Help needed to find all the species  

Hello everybody,

I have this specimen in my collection and I'll be pleased to find all the species that composed this piece. In my point of view, I can see Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite, maybe Chalcopyrite, Pyrite or Sphalerite.

What do you think ?

Thanks in advance for your answers.



Calcite, Manganocalcite, Chalcopyrite no 126 - 4 - FMF.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite and....
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Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
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Calcite, Manganocalcite, Chalcopyrite no 126 - 3 - FMF.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite and....
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Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
 Dimensions: 100x100x70 mm
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Calcite, Manganocalcite, Chalcopyrite no 126 - 3 - FMF.JPG



Calcite, Manganocalcite, Chalcopyrite no 126 - 2 - FMF.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite and....
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Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2019 13:09    Post subject: Re: Help needed to find all the species  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
...I have this specimen in my collection and I'll be pleased to find all the species that composed this piece. In my point of view, I can see Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite, maybe Chalcopyrite, Pyrite or Sphalerite...

I can see well the Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz and hardly the Chalcopyrite but although I'm not totally sure about, I would say yes to the Chalcopyrite too...
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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2019 13:19    Post subject: Re: Help needed to find all the species  

And don't forget any unseen microminerals that might be present.
And don't forget any area of a crust mineral or two that might be present.
And don't forget, on the matrix side, of any ephemeral evaporite mineral (like epsomite) that only is visibly present when the specimen is very dry.

My point is that many mineral specimens, whether composed of 1 mineral or several, has some potential for additional minerals to be present such as crusts, micros, etc that are under appreciated and go unreported. BOB
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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2019 14:00    Post subject: Re: Help needed to find all the species  

Thank you Bob and Jordi for your comments. I always appreciate people who takes time to share their knowledge.
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2019 01:21    Post subject: Re: Help needed to find all the species  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
...I have this specimen in my collection and I'll be pleased to find all the species that composed this piece. In my point of view, I can see Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite, maybe Chalcopyrite, Pyrite or Sphalerite...
I can see well the Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz and hardly the Chalcopyrite but although I'm not totally sure about, I would say yes to the Chalcopyrite too...
I think the keen eye of our Master has seen the (whole?) truth :-)
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