• Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite


$300.00   €255  £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

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