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Sphalerite Var Schalenblende & Galena

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Sphalerite Var Schalenblende & Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Corphalie, Wanze, Liège Province, Belgium
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 3 cm
Description

A very interesting and rare at least 100 years old timer from Belgium: cream yellowish fine grained sphalerite as schalenblende with darker rim hosts some skeletal galena crystals known as knitted galena. From a small lot of ore samples from Corphalie out of an old german collection (there are 5 samples with 3 labels) and the pyrite stated on the label is missing at first sight so the label may belong to 'neighbor' specimen but it was with this one.

Anyway a rare european classic!

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

Galena

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

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Best regards Roger

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