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Sphalerite from
Dzhezkazgan mining district (Dzhezkazgan deposit; "Dzhezkazgan Mine"; "Zhezqazghan Mine"), Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

Locality type:District
Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:These are killer cleophanes
Habit:Classic tetrahedra with cube modifications and twinned pseudo octahedra to a few cm
Colour:Gemmy green to gemmy orange.
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:RWMW Specimen; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz10 photos of Sphalerite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Calcite6 photos of Sphalerite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Chalcopyrite5 photos of Sphalerite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Bornite4 photos of Sphalerite associated with Bornite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Dzhezkazgan mining district (Dzhezkazgan deposit; "Dzhezkazgan Mine"; "Zhezqazghan Mine"), Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
157.0km (97.5 miles) A Zhaman-Aibat deposit, Zhanaarka District (Zhana-Arkinskii), Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
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