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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Sphalerite"

Sphalerite (zinc blende) is a relatively common mineral. As a rule, it contains significant iron impurities, which affect the properties of sphalerite. It has several varieties, including translucent.

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Physical properties of Sphalerite

General
Category Sulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
(Zn,Fe)S
IMA symbol Sp
Strunz classification 2.CB.05a
Dana classification 02.08.02.01
Crystal system Cubic
Crystal class Hextetrahedral (43m)
H-M symbol: (4 3m)
Space group F43m (No. 216)
Unit cell a = 5.406 Å; Z = 4
Structure
Jmol (3D) Interactive image
Identification
Color Light to dark brown, red-brown, yellow, red, green, light blue, black and colourless.
Crystal habit Euhedral crystals – occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form. Granular – generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Twinning Simple contact twins or complex lamellar forms, twin axis 
Cleavage perfect dodecahedral on 
Fracture Uneven to conchoidal
Mohs scale hardness 3.5–4
Luster Adamantine, resinous, greasy
Streak brownish white, pale yellow
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent, opaque when iron-rich
Specific gravity 3.9–4.2
Optical properties Isotropic
Refractive index nα = 2.369
Other characteristics non-radioactive, non-magnetic, fluorescent and triboluminescent.

Code: 3721
2-d Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
58*41*43mm

0.00 $ $69.09

Code: 1174
Murzinskoye (Au) field, Altai, RF
51*41*30mm

0.00 $ $31.64

Code: 336
Belorechenskoye field, Adygea, Caucasus, RF
70*38*33mm

0.00 $ $21.82

Code: 717
Nikolaevsky mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
74*48*42mm

0.00 $ $87.27

Code: 4099
2nd Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
59*42*38mm

0.00 $ $17.45

Code: 4100
2nd Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
63*52*27mm

0.00 $ $43.64

Code: 3615
2-d Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
64*52*41mm

0.00 $ $47.27

Code: 3073
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, RF
59*46*32mm

0.00 $ $294.55

Code: 2765
Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
69*48*24mm

0.00 $ $27.27

Code: 2271
Jalankol deposit, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Caucasus, RF
28*22*22mm

0.00 $ $34.55

Code: 2294
2-d Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
70*48*32mm

0.00 $ $27.27

Code: 500
2-d Soviet mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorye, RF
48*38*35mm

0.00 $ $30.55

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