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Ankerite On Cleiophane Sphalerite

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Ankerite On Cleiophane Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Trepča, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.5 × 6 × 3 cm
Description

A lovely specimen with tan coloured ankerite crystals (up to 0.5 cm) on cleiophane sphalerite (up to 1.0 cm). Great contrast with the light-coloured matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ankerite

Formula: 
Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria

Cleiophane

Variety Of: 

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Formula: 
ZnS
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Sphalerite

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