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TitleSphalerite with pyrite, gypsum and digenite from Tintac, Utah
DescriptionThis 8 cm wide sample contains conspicuous white blades of gypsum, CaSO4•2H2O, mingled with a fine grained mass that is mostly brownish sphalerite, (Zn,Fe)S, but also contains some digenite, Cu9S5. Sphalerite and digenite are both mined for the metals they contain.
LocationUSA ▹ Utah. Near Tintac.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-07-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #176.
Key wordssphalerite, pyrite, gypsum, digenite, Utah
Tech details415 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1086