Sphalerite Zinc Sulfide Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

Sphalerite Zinc Sulfide Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

Overview

Two pieces of Sphalerite, the crystalline form of zinc sulfide. It has also been called zinc blende, black-jack, and ruby jack.

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Sphalerite Zinc Sulfide Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

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Overview

Two pieces of Sphalerite, the crystalline form of zinc sulfide. It has also been called zinc blende, black-jack, and ruby jack.

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Sphalerite Mineral - Pack of 2
by American Educational Products

A chief ore of zinc, in typically consists of zinc sulfide in a crystalline form, with a variable form of iron. Sphalerite has also been referred to by miners as zinc blende, black-jack, and ruby jack. It can be found in the colors of brown, yellow, red, green, and black. The iron content of the sphalerite is a determining factor in its coloring, darkening it as the content increases.

Sphalerite specimens found in a large size with suitable transparency have found a use as gemstones, though due to their soft and fragile nature they are typically left unset, and used as a collector's or museum piece.

Each rock or mineral specimen measures approximately 1-2 inches in length along its longest side.

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SKU

AMEP579302B

Weight

0.2 lb

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