Sphalerite

Crystalline sphalerite with brown siderite on pyrite
Origin: Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District, Attikí (Attica; Attika) Prefecture, Greece
Sample size: view area 3 x 2.5 cm
Owner: Steve Rust
 
  
Origin: Brownley Hill (Bloomsberry) Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines, Cumbria, England, UK
Sample size: 1.5 mm ruby-sphalerite crystal on quartz. collected from the Brownley Hill North Vein (left), 2.5 mm group of ruby-sphalerite crystals on quartz, collected from the Brownley Hill North Vein in 1982 (right)
Owner: Steve Rust
 
Origin: Hampstead Farm Quarry, Chipping Sodbury district, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Sample size: 1.2 mm crystal on pyrite
Owner: Steve Rust
 
Origin: Eas a Bradain, Luib, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, North West Highlands, Scotland, UK
Sample size: 1 mm black sphalerite crystal on clinochlore coated "pyroxene".
Owner: Steve Rust
 
Origin: Frongoch Mine (Bron-y-Goch; Llawynwnwch), Pontrhydygroes, Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn, Ceredigion (Dyfed; Cardiganshire), Wales, UK
Sample size: 4 cm x 3 cm 'sphere' of sphalerite for which the mine is noted, although these are of very rare occurrence
Owner: Steve Rust
 
Origin: Minera (mines), Minera, Wrexham (Clwyd; Denbighshire), Wales, UK
Sample size: 0.7 mm crystal on quartz
Owner: Steve Rust
 
Origin: Parc Mine, Minera, Wrexham (Clwyd; Denbighshire), Wales, UK
Sample size: 0.6 mm crystal
Owner: Steve Rust
 

Photo courtesy of: 

Steve Rust

 

  
  
Sphalerite on dolomite
Origin: Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, U.S.A.
Sample size: 12.3 x 7.7 x 6.5 cm
 
  
Sphalerite with calcite
  
Sphalerite on chert
Origin: Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Sample size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm (top), 10.6 x 8.7 x 4.7 cm (bottom)
 

Photo courtesy of: 

Rob Lavinsky

The Arkenstone

 

Caclit on sphalerite
Origin: Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States
Sample size: 3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
 

Photo courtesy of: 

Tom Loomis

Dakota Matrix Minerals

 

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