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Sphalerite

#AH53380

Sphalerite

#AH53380
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
ZnS (RRUFF)
Locality
Summit Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Not much for a specific locality, but is probably easily locatable as to what mine by any expert on Colorado minerals. It is sweet piece with a rich yellowish green color and excellent crystals to over 1cm. At the base the color changes to a deep amber yellow. Acquired by Hampson in 1942.

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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