Sphalerite – Outstanding Display from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee


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This on sphalerite is from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Tennessee, US. This mine contains three shafts called the Elmwood, Cumberland, and Gordonsville. It has an entry slope called the Stonewall. They contain eleven different minerals including fluorite. It is a common gangue mineral associated with the sphalerite which is a sulfide (Zn and S) and the primary ore at the mine. This specimen consists of a dolomite crystal matrix that hosts complex sphalerite crystals and outstanding crystal formations. The sphalerite has a glass or mirror luster and some translucent gemmy areas. This piece measures  2 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 inches or 68 x 45 x 39 mm

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Weight9 oz

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