• Sphalerite on Ankerite
  • Sphalerite on Ankerite
  • Sphalerite on Ankerite

Sphalerite on Ankerite

ID: CC1152

Excellent lustrous black crystals of complex Sphalerite crystals measuring to 1cm are liberally scattered and clustered over a druse of biscuit coloured Ankerite. The specimen is from the North Pennines, once a major mining area centred on Nenthead. The Ankerite has formed over a typical Limestone matrix.


11.5 × 8.0 × 3.5 cm
Nenthead Mines, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England, Europe

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Minerals on specimen

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