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Sphalerite (Spinel Law-twinned) from Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England

 
Sphalerite (Spinel Law-twinned) from Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England

Sphalerite (Spinel Law-twinned) from Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England

Sphalerite (Spinel Law-twinned) from Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 59230
Mineral:Sphalerite (Spinel Law-twinned)
Locality:Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
Description:Lustrous black sphalerite crystals lining a shallow concave cavity in brown matrix. The sphalerite crystals are complex crystal form that are repeatedly twinned following the Spinel Law of twinning on the {111} plane. Ex. B. Gaber collection #1452; acquired from Nick Carruth
Overall Size:8.5x5x3 cm
Crystals:3-5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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