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Galena Sphalerite & Hydrozincite

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Galena Sphalerite & Hydrozincite

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Locality: 
Nenthead, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 1.1 cm
Description

Crystalline quartz matrix with one face showing a rich coverage of lustrous sphalerite crystals, many showing a coating of small white hydrozincite crystals. One cluster of sphalerite crystals is capped by a small cluster of twinned galena crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Sphalerite

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

Hydrozincite

Formula: 
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

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