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Pyrite & Sphalerite

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Pyrite & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm
Description

From the 20 level of NBHC Mine comes this floater plate of well formed pyrite crystals with micro sphalerite crystals, there is also a small amount of etched chalcopyrite crystals present.

Well formed pyrite crystals from broken Hill are not common and normally only seen from the North Mine and Zinc Corporation properties at Broken Hill

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

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

Sphalerite

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