Iridescent Sphalerite

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is very rare stuff, from a one-time find at the Elmwood from which Rob bought a flat of specimens in his early days maybe 10 years ago, and held onto ever since (accidentally by losing the flat...). Sphalerite from the Elmwood is common (it is the zinc or that was the reason for the mine), but these rare crystals are iridescent, throwing off shimmering colors! It is beautiful and a unique pocket out of all found here.

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