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RM578   Zinkenite with siderite and chalcocite

Vallée de l'Ubaye, Saint-Pons, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France

Excellent and rich group of prismatic zinkenite crystals, some of them with a good size, with striated faces, with a huge size chalcocite crystal with planar to curved terminal faces. Good metallic luster and well disposed on a vug with lenticular siderite crystals. Usually they occurs covered by calcite. A hig quality specimen from this species and locality.

Size: 5,7 x 5,2 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 4 mm.