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Pyromorphite On Sphalerite

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Pyromorphite On Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Königsstiel Adit, Braubach, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.8 × 10.8 × 5.2 cm
Description

This is a very rare occasion to see such a big and rich pyromorphite specimen from the Königstiel adit - even more so, because the crystals grow on massive sphalerite with a little white quartz or dolomite.
Very good, lustrous crystals. Few contact marks.
Even more pyromorphite crystals on the back.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyromorphite

Formula: 
Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zschopau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Sphalerite

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

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