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Sphalerite

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Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Force Crag Mine, Coledale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.20cm
Weight: 
200.00gr
Description

A matrix of grey host rock and white quartz contains a sphalerite veinlet and one surface is covered in hextetrahedral crystals of resinous opaque black sphalerite surrounded by spheres of tan siderite and minor quartz crystals.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

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