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Sphalerite On Dolomite

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Sphalerite On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Picher Mine, Picher, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
16.5 × 8 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.80cm
Description

This is a gorgeous sphalerite specimen from the famous Picher Mine.

Huge and lustrous sphalerite crystals of 48 mm across with oriented chalcopyrite crystals on the surface and several smaler sphalerite crystals sitting on  dolomite crystals.

Fantastic and pristine specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
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