• Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite


$300.00   €244  £220.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC14092
This fine specimen of crystalised Sphalerite is obviously very old judging by the unprovenanced label glued to its base; an oval label with a magenta outer double ring and the handwritten number 56/72.  The sphalerite is iron-rich based on its black appearance, although where crystals thin along their edges, translucent shots of reddish clove-brown appear when back-lit.  Individual crystals range from about 1 to 3 mm, but develop to form composite crystals of about, say, 1 to 2 cm wide.  The flat base reveals an inner core of micro-crystalline light grey Quartz mixed with granular Sphalerite and iron-stained orange-tan in places.  A good historic Sphalerite from Cumbria.


10.0 × 13.1 × 3.8 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

Sphalerite with Quartz and Dolomite
 Alston Moor, Nent Valley, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe
Excellent individual, complex lustrous black Sphalerite crystals to 1.5 cm are scattered over an...
 St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, Europe
A neat cluster of intergrown lustrous black Sphalerite crystals measuring to around 1.9cm, some...
Sphalerite with Quartz
 Stribro, Plzen Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe
Intergrown crystals of dark brown-black Sphalerite form a raised ridge from the main...
Sphalerite on Arsenopyrite
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
Excellent intergrown group of lustrous crystals of black Sphalerite measuring overall to 3cm, on a...