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Sphalerite Var Schalenblende & Sphalerite

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Sphalerite Var Schalenblende & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 6.5 × 5.7 cm
Description

Nice (and meanwhile rare) example of sphalerite var Schalenblende with crystallized sphalerite from the Nanisivik Mine. The mine worked on a Precambrian Mississippi Valley type massive lead zinc sulfide deposit, hosted in carbonate rock, that was subsequently reworked. The mine was famous for its pyrite finds - almost all the marcasite that occurs there is pseudomorphed to pyrite. Blades, twins and even fivelings are now pyrite. The incredibly diverse forms of pyrite are unique to this locality. Other mineral samples were scarcely available - including the type of this specimen. The mine closed in 2002 and was one of the most northern base metal mines of the world.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

Schalenblende

Mixture Of: 

Sphalerite

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

Wurtzite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe)S
Strunz: 
2.CB.45
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Hardness: 
2.5

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Best regards Roger

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