FLUORITE SPHALERITE PYRITE QUARTZ

$85

FLUORITE SPHALERITE PYRITE QUARTZ

FLUORITE SPHALERITE PYRITE QUARTZ

$85

A really interesting mineral specimen on a quartz matrix with sphalerite & fluorite crystals. And some pyrite, plus a double terminated quartz crystal 🙂 and shows defined zones of different metal crystal growths.

Location:
Hunan, China.

Dimensions:
11cm x 7.5cm x 3.5cm 290g.

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FLUORITE SPHALERITE PYRITE QUARTZ

FLUORITE SPHALERITE PYRITE QUARTZ

A really interesting mineral specimen on a quartz matrix with sphalerite & fluorite crystals. And some pyrite, plus a double terminated quartz crystal 🙂 and shows defined zones of different metal crystal growths.

Location:
Hunan, China.

Dimensions:
11cm x 7.5cm x 3.5cm 290g.

Sphalerite
Chemistry: (Zn, Fe)S, Zinc Iron Sulfide
Class: Sulfides
Group: Sphalerite Group
Uses: major ore of zinc, rarely cut into gemstones, mineral specimens.

Fluorite
Chemistry: CaF2, Calcium Fluoride

Class: Halides
Uses: As a flux (hence the name) in iron smelting, a rare gemstone, a source of fluorine, as special optical lenses and a popular mineral specimens.

Pyrite
Chemistry: FeS2, Iron Sulfide
Class: Sulfides
Group: Pyrite
Uses: A very minor ore of sulfur for sulfuric acid, used in jewelry under the trade name “marcasite” and as mineral specimens.

Quartz
Chemistry: SiO2 , Silicon dioxide
Class: Silicates
Subclass: Tectosilicates
Group: Quartz
Uses: silica for glass, electrical components, optical lenses, abrasives, gemstones, ornamental stone, building stone, etc.

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 12 x 8 x 4 cm