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Sphalerite with Pyrite

#AH51428

Sphalerite with Pyrite

#AH51428
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 3 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Yellow Jacket mine, Rico dist., Dolores Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Old specimen self-collected by Arnold Hampson in 1961. The Sphalerite is nicely formed in black crystals to 4mm and is associated with 1-2mm Pyrite crystals. 

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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