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Sphalerite Calcite & Quartz

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Sphalerite Calcite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Shuikoushan Mine, Changning, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Description

Gemmy, deep red single crystals on tiny quartz crystals associated to some calcite rombohedral crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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