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Schalenblende Var Strickblende

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Schalenblende Var Strickblende

ex collection Uwe Nielsen
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Description
Locality: 
Schmalgraf Mine, Kelmis, Liège Province, Belgium
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.8 × 5.8 × 2.5 cm
Description

Very rare specimen of so-called 'knitted galena' ('strickbleierz') - skeletal galena in sphalerite as 'schalenblende' from Kelmis. Must be from before 1914 when Kelmis was still German territory. This is an extraordinary specimen with very nice details - a cut and polished endpiece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Schalenblende

Mixture Of: 

Sphalerite

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

Wurtzite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe)S
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Hardness: 
2.5

Strickblende

Variety Of: 

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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