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TitleSphalerite from Ducktown, Tennessee
DescriptionSphalerite, (Zn,Fe)S (zinc iron sulfide), is an important ore of zinc. It has a number of common appearances; the dark brown lustrous sample shown here is one of them. This specimen is 10 cm across. It comes from the mining district, Ducktown, in southeastern Tennessee.
LocationUSA ▹ Tennessee. Near Ducktown.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordssphalerite, Tennessee
Tech details894 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1020