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Sphalerite

#RW49921

Sphalerite

#RW49921
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Elmwood mine, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Highly lustrous deep red Sphalerite. In-hand it is spectacular. The crystals measure to nearly 1cm and all are nicely formed beautiful crystals with a striking adamantine - resinous luster.  No damage. Some Calcite crystals on the side.

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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