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Sphalerite with Calcite

#AH52069

Sphalerite with Calcite

#AH52069
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
16 x 10 x 6.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Shui You Shan, Hunan Province, China
Tagged
sulfide

Large cabinet specimen of mostly discoidal Calcite crystals to 2cm. Some of the crystals are chipped, but not that bad. The main attraction are the hundreds of ruby red Sphalerite crystals to 3mm.

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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