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Object Name Sphalerite
Object Description Numerous crystals of very dark red (nearly black) adamantine, roughly tetrahedral sphalerite on colorless to white quartz drusy, all on a thick layer of gray, metallic, cubo-octahedral galena. The quartz appears to have formed around cubic fluorite forming large squared voids or casts in which the sphalerite crystals formed. This sample is included in the Catalogue of the Collection of Minerals in the College of S. C. and can be found on page 121. It was a part of the college's original acquisition from Thomas Cooper in 1821.
Collector Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839
Place of Origin United Kingdom/England/Derbyshire
People Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839
Search Terms Catalogue of the Collection of Minerals in the College of S. C.
Dimensions H-2.86 W-6.86 L-8.965 cm
Catalog Number 10045