Tetrahedrite from the Santa Benita Prospect, Pachapaqui


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This tetrahedrite is from the Santa Benita Prospect  in the Pachipaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department of Peru. This district encompasses a large area containing several mines. There are 30 different minerals found in the district including tetrahedrite. It is a sulfide that contains the elements Cu, Sb and S. This specimen consists of a quartz/ sulfide matrix that is covered with tetrahedrite, quartz, galena, and barite crystals. The tetrahedrites are mostly twinned with multiple terminations. The largest crystal is 1/2 inches across and the piece measures 3 1/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches or 78 x 57 x 42 mm.

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Weight10 oz