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Pyrite from
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine; ASARCO Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad, Peru

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:2 cm lustrous octos perched on white quartz. Pyritohedrons grew in clay, similar to those from the Magma Mine in Arizona, USA
Habit:Octos, pyritohedra
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Burkart-Baumann, I.; Ottemann, J. (1972): Low temperature sulfides from Quiruvilca, Peru. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1972, 541-551 (in German).; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Enargite32 photos of Pyrite associated with Enargite at this locality.
Orpiment17 photos of Pyrite associated with Orpiment at this locality.
Bournonite16 photos of Pyrite associated with Bournonite at this locality.
Sphalerite14 photos of Pyrite associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Quartz14 photos of Pyrite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Hutchinsonite11 photos of Pyrite associated with Hutchinsonite at this locality.
Calcite8 photos of Pyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Famatinite5 photos of Pyrite associated with Famatinite at this locality.
Baryte4 photos of Pyrite associated with Baryte at this locality.
Tetrahedrite Subgroup3 photos of Pyrite associated with Tetrahedrite Subgroup at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine; ASARCO Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad, Peru
Photo GalleryView Gallery (62 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite
23.1km (14.3 miles) Alto Dorado Au-Cu deposit, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad, Peru
49.8km (31.0 miles) Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Áncash, Peru
54.1km (33.6 miles) Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Áncash, Peru
64.7km (40.2 miles) Magistral Cu-Mo deposit, Conchucos District, Pallasca Province, Áncash, Peru
76.9km (47.8 miles) Aguila Cu deposit, Corongo Province, Áncash, Peru
79.1km (49.1 miles) Michiquillay Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Lucmapampa, Celendín Province, Cajamarca, Peru
93.6km (58.2 miles) Pashpap Cu-Mo deposit, Huaylas Province, Áncash, Peru
 
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