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Sphalerite With Galena & Calcite

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Sphalerite With Galena & Calcite

Museum of the University of Göttingen/ex Wilde collection 1957
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Bad Ems, Rhein-Lahn, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

Very beautiful classic oldtimer with dozens of transparent dark honey-colored sphalerite crystals and about a dozen lustrous galena crystals up to 0.5 cm. Original label of the Göttingen museum with notes on the origin of the specimen - "Nachlass (legacy) Wilde 1957". Specimen like this are very hard to find and highly priced by locality collectors.

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

Calcite

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

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