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Sphalerite & Dolomite

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Sphalerite & Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Malaespera Mine, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm
Description

A pristine dark red lustrous grouping of sphalerite set nicely upon the main face.

There are tiny chalcopyrite crystals present upon the sphalerite. The whitish dolomite makes a beautiful contrast with colorless quartz crystals as well.

Excellent specimen from this site!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sphalerite

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

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
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