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Calcite Galena & Sphalerite

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Calcite Galena & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Goongewa Mine, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 9.3 × 5.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.30cm
Description

A cluster of well formed and preserved, translucent white calcite crystals on a complex matrix of sphalerite and galena crystals.

The sphalerite and galena display an interesting variety of crystal habits and on the underside have tiny pyrite overgrowths scattered over their surfaces.

The sample is from Goongewa, Western Australia.

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Australia $4.00
Rest of world $8.00
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

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

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
AA Mineral Specimens

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