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Sphalerite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

 
Sphalerite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

Sphalerite from Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 27608
Mineral:Sphalerite
Locality:Alston Moor, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England
Description:Lustrous specimen of dark sphalerite with many crystals in parallel orientation. Under magnification the sphalerite is seen to be translucent red. Part of a larger specimen from the British Museum. Ex. British Museum; ex. Sir George Savage
Overall Size:3.5x2x1.5 cm
Crystals:1-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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