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Calcite & Sphalerite

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Calcite & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Jug Vein, Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm
Description

A beautiful specimen of flattened nail head calcites to 18mm forming a cluster on nicely contrasting dark limestone matrix that is studded with small dark sphalerite crystals.

Specimen includes labels from Scott Williams and Lindsay Greenbank

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Sphalerite

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