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Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 
Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite from Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 73901
Mineral:Sphalerite on Siderite pseudomorphs after Calcite
Locality:Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description: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.
Overall Size:7x6.5x3 cm
Crystals:micro to 35 mm pseudos
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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