Siderite – Chatoyant Rhombic Crystals from the Julcani Mine


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This siderite is from the Julcani District, Angareas Province of the Huancavelica Department of Peru. This Is a heavily minerals area that contains several mines that contains dozens of different minerals including siderite. It is A carbonate that contains the elements Fe, C, and O. It also has several morphologies including rhombahedral habits like these crystals. This specimen consists of a primary crystal with smaller secondary siderite, sphalerite and quartz crystals making up the thin matrix. This piece measures 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches or

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Weight6 oz