Chalcopyrite, pyrite and sphalerite. Çeyeli, Turkey

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Pyrite (pale yellow-white, high reflectance) forms euhedral crystals with thin chalcopyrite rims (bottom right) and is extensively replaced by chalcopyrite (yellow, centre right) in a characteristic texture found in many volcanogenic deposits. Euhedral to subhedral sphalerite (light grey) overgrows chalcopyrite (right centre).

Polished block, plane polarized light, x 80, air

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