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Segen Gottes Mine, Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
© 2005 M. Kampf
|Colour:||beige to brown||Lustre:|
|Name:||From German words "Schale" and "Blende", meaning "shell ore", in allusion to its concentric-layered structure|
|A Mixture Of:||Sphalerite, Wurtzite|
Compact Sphalerite and Wurtzite masses of a pale brown colour, occurring in concentric layers with reniform surfaces which also may contain pyrite and galena. It is believed to have formed by crystallization of a sulfide gel (gel: colloidal dispersion).
Classification of Schalenblende
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Physical Properties of Schalenblende
|Colour:||beige to brown|
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Schalenblende
Fleet, M.E. (1977c) The birefringence-structural state relation in natural zinc sulfides and its application to the schalenblende from Pribram. Canadian Mineralogist: 15: 303-308.
Mizuhiko Akizuki (1981) Investigation of phase transition of natural ZnS minerals by high resolution electron microscopy. American Mineralogist, Volume 66, pages 1006-1012,
Best Localities for Schalenblende
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Localities for Schalenblende
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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