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|Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite
|Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
|Lustrous transparent dark red-brown sphalerite microcrystals to 0.1 mm on tan-brown siderite epimorphs after calcite crystals to 35 mm. The calcite formed first, was coated with siderite, the calcite dissolved, then sphalerite coated the siderite.
|micro to 35 mm pseudos
|For reference only
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