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Galena Psm Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

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Galena Psm Pyrrhotite & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Sultana Mine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
60.00gr
Description

Fantastic specimen of galena psm after pyrrhotite covered by black iridiscent sphalerite crystals variety Marmatite.

This is an old sample found by me 25 years ago, when the site has just closed its activity.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

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

Pyrrhotite

Formula: 
Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Sphalerite

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