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Sphalerite

Sphalerite - zinc sulphide (formerly also zinc sulphide) is a cubic mineral. The name comes from the Greek sphaleros - deceptive, because the dark varieties resembled galena, but did not contain any lead.

It is formed on hydrothermal ore veins, as well as magmatic, pegmatic-pneumolytic and sedimentary origins. The most typical occurrence of sphalerite are hydrothermal ore veins, most often Pb-Zn (galena-sphalerite). Sphalerite is also formed in basic magmatites as so-called liquidation ores, on submarine volcanoes, in metamorphites (stratiform deposits), in skarns and in greisen. It also occurs less often in some types of sediments. Crystals, granular, earthy, massive and colomorphic aggregates, often layered of various colors. The crystals have the shape of a tetrahedron or dodecahedron, often twins.

Sphalerite 725g Romania

SFALERIT - collection piece, shiny sphalerite crystalsWeight: 725 gDimensions: 11.35 x 7.06 x 5.35 cmCountry of...
Kč3,000.00

Sphalerite 1165g Romania

SFALERIT - collection piece, shiny sphalerite crystalsWeight: 1165 gDimensions: 13 x 5.84 x 5.45 cmCountry of origin:...
Kč4,700.00

Sphalerite 1358g Romania

SFALERIT - collection piece, shiny sphalerite crystals with pieces of yellow-gold pyriteWeight: 1358 gDimensions:...
Kč6,000.00

Sphalerite 1140g Romania

SFALERIT - collection piece, shiny sphalerite crystals with pieces of yellow-gold pyriteWeight: 1140 gDimensions:...
Kč5,100.00

Sphalerite 2466g Romania

SFALERIT - collection piece, shiny sphalerite crystals Weight: 2466 gDimensions: 15.39 x 12.41 x 6.10 cmCountry of...
Kč10,800.00