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Sphalerite & Galena

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Sphalerite & Galena

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Krushev Dol Mine, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3.8 × 3 cm
Description

This specimen is a combination of sphalerite and galena. The galena shows cubic crystals with matte faces. The sphalerite is amber-colored transparent with highly glossy faces. Well crystallized as floater specimen! First, third, fourth and sixth photo with LED backlit.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey
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