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Zinkenite On Galena & Sphalerite

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Zinkenite On Galena & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș County, Romania
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm
Weight: 
35.00gr
Description

Very nice specimen of metallic dark gray acicular zinkenite crystals on glossy galena with dark brown sphalerite and minor pyrite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zinkenite

Formula: 
Pb9Sb22S42
Strunz: 
2.JB.35a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Graf Jost-Christian Mine, Wolfsberg, Stolberg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Galena

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

Sphalerite

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