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Sphalerite Psm Pyromorphite

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Sphalerite Psm Pyromorphite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 6.5 × 3.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Description

This is a very unusual specimen of sphalerite (XRD confirmed) after Pyromorphite crystals.

Beautiful cluster of large crystals - up to 3 cm.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

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
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