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Sphalerite with Quartz

#RW50124

Sphalerite with Quartz

#RW50124
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
7 x 5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Huaron mine, Huayllay, Pasco dept., Peru
Tagged
ore mineral , sulfide

Black highly lustrous crystals od Sphalerite to over 1cm and associated with needle Quartz. Sphalerite is a primary ore of zinc, but sometimes will contain up to 26% iron and small amounts of Cadmium.

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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