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Sphalerite Var Cleiophane

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Sphalerite Var Cleiophane

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Description
Locality: 
Deveti Septemvri Mine, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

A group of deep yellow-green sphalerite crystals var. cleophane.  These have always been highly coveted by the local miners and collectors and are scarce on the collector market. There is a little associated galena on the edge of this specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

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

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