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RM1970   Djurleite

Las Cruces mine, Gerena, Sevilla, AndalucĂ­a, Spain

Gray djurleite well defined crystals (largest group 9 mm) interpenetrated, showing octahedral forms, with triangular faces. On a matrix of copper sulphides. As usual of these specimens, they may actually correspond to phases of djurleite-chalcocite. We can consider the specimens of Las Cruces mine among the best worldwide. From the former Povill collection.

Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm. 20 x 18 mm aggr.

Excol. J. Povill (Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona)

RM2043   Luzonite and Chalcocite

Las Cruces mine, Gerena, Sevilla, AndalucĂ­a, Spain

In this specimen, we observed some sulfide aggregates very characteristic of Las Cruces mine. They were partially covered with calcite and under it appear groups of very brilliant chalcocite crystals. But the most interesting part of this specimen are the small, very brilliant crystals those cover sulphides. It is an unusual species: Luzonite. Luzonite is a rare copper sulfoarsenide. I have made the relevant analysis that yields consistent results: S 35.19%, Cu 41.82%, As 22.99% (%wt). You can find more information at

Size: 8 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report