Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Manganoan Hedenbergite Sphalerite & Calcite

Views:
Watches:
GND30017

Manganoan Hedenbergite Sphalerite & Calcite

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 6.3 × 3.4 cm
Description

A colourful specimen featuring olive green Manganoan Hedenbergite and contrasted with massive black sphalerite and brown to white calcite.

There are some small Manganoan Hedenbergite crystals on the specimen and some minor associated chalcopyrite and galena.

A lovely combination piece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Manganoan Hedenbergite

Variety Of: 

Hedenbergite

Formula: 
CaFe2+Si2O6
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

Sphalerite

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

Calcite

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