• Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite
  • Sphalerite
Gallery

Sphalerite

$850.00   €792  £660.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20205
The Plaka mining district to the north of the Kamariza mines was actually the most productive district in the Lavrion region, although perhaps not so well known to collectors.  Sphalerite from Plaka, especially well crystallised specimens like this, are very rarely seen, so this could fill a gap in many a Lavrion suite.  The Sphalerite forms sharp tetrahedral crystals, all with many modifications and averaging around 0.8 cm across.  Most are opaque metallic black with a translucent light grey patina, although occasional crystals are light clove brown and translucent throughout.  The Sphalerite sits on a creamy-white thin matrix which, under high magnification, is composed of glassy and colourless micro-crystals of Quartz.  An excellent specimen of Sphalerite from the Plaka mines in Greece.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District Mines, Attikí Prefecture, Greece

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Sphalerite, Sphalerite

Related Mineral Specimens

Sphalerite with Calcite
$1,200
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
A very lustrous specimen of intergrown twinned black Sphalerite crystals overgrown by lustrous white...
Sphalerite on Arsenopyrite
$500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
Excellent intergrown group of lustrous crystals of black Sphalerite measuring overall to 3cm, on a...
SPHALERITE with QUARTZ
$950
 Wheal Jane, Kea, Cornwall, England, Europe
This fine cabinet specimen is typical of the minerals that came out of Wheal Jane during its revived...
Fluorite with Sphalerite
$475
 Diana Vein, Allenheads Mine, Weardale, Co Durham, England, Europe
A neat miniature specimen of classic Diana Vein, Allenheads Mine combination of Fluorite with...