Galena, Pyrite

Specimen ID: 20D-VTU

Galena : PbS
Pyrite : FeS2
As recorded:
Cofer prospect, Gold-Pyrite Belt, Louisa Co., Virginia, USA
Mindat locality:
4.5cm x 7.5cm x 3cm
Collected by:

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This piece of volcanogenic massive sulfide was self-collected in 2008 before the property was reclaimed. I believe it is what the miners called "black ore" for the relative abundance of galena and darker minerals, versus pyrite. I suspect that sphalerite, pyrrhotite, and other minerals are also represented in this specimen.
Edward Epp - 23rd February 2019
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