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Sphalerite with Pyrite

#RW48779

Sphalerite with Pyrite

#RW48779
Availability
Sold
Size
8.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Elmo mine, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, United States
Tagged
sulfide

This is a larger specimen of Sphalerite of cabinet size with a deep reddish brown banded, colloform habit. At the center is either Marcasite or Pyrite. Personally collecter by Waidler in 1970.

Sphalerite

Formula
ZnS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Granular, Colloform 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
brown, yellow, red, green, black 
Streak
brownish white 
Class
Isometric - Hextetrahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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