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Sphalerite & Pyrite

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Sphalerite & Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Wiesbaum, Hillesheim, Eifel Mountains, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.8 × 2 cm
Description

Yellow Sphalerites and Pyrites on a Dolomite coated vug from a small scale Pb-Zn-occurence in an ancient petrified coral reef of middle Devonian age.

The find spot was only accessible during construction works in the industrial area of Wiesbaum in Oct. 2000. Almost unknown material, even here in Germany.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
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