Sphalerite (old classic) ex. Whitmore Coll.

Picher Field, Tri-State Dist., Ottawa Co., Oklahoma
Miniature, 3.6 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 05/07/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/12/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Intergrown, classic, sharp, triangular, lustrous, jet-black sphalerite crystals with a hint of brown form a showy and excellent mounded specimen from the famous Picher Field of the Tri-State District. The compound crystals reach 2.5 cm and have nifty stepped-growth faces. A bit of embedded calcite adds character. Complete all-around and pristine. Old-time material from Oklahoma and the Robert Whitmore Collection #508, with a 1972 date. Highly representative material for the species and locality.

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