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Sphalerite from
Durham, Lewis Co., Missouri, USA

Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:Usually one large single crystal, up to 4 cm on edge is found in each geode.
Habit:Rude, often distorted tetrahedral crystals
Colour:Submetallic black
Luminescent properties:None observed
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:R&M 73:2 pp 98-117
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Calcite
Quartz
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Durham, Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
11.7km (7.3 miles) A La Grange road cut, Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
28.6km (17.8 miles) B Evans coal mine, Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
44.5km (27.7 miles) C Geode Glen Park, Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
49.2km (30.6 miles) D Jacob's Geode Mine, Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
49.8km (30.9 miles) E Gray Quarry, Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
50.1km (31.1 miles) F Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa, USA
51.6km (32.1 miles) G Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
53.0km (32.9 miles) H St. Francisville, Clark Co., Missouri, USA
70.5km (43.8 miles) I O'Neal Quarry (Plymouth Quarry), Plymouth, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
83.5km (51.9 miles) J Cessford Quarry, Dallas City, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
83.6km (52.0 miles) K Bear Creek, Vernon area, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA
88.4km (54.9 miles) L Coppers Creek, Vernon area, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA
98.6km (61.3 miles) M Unnamed drill hole [3], Savannah, Davis Co., Iowa, USA
101.1km (62.8 miles) N Burlington, Des Moines Co., Iowa, USA
106.4km (66.1 miles) O Unnamed drill hole [2], Savannah, Davis Co., Iowa, USA
112.3km (69.8 miles) P Media Quarry (Galbraith Rock Products; Inc.; Galbraith Quarry), Media Township, Henderson Co., Illinois, USA
113.9km (70.8 miles) Q Drill Hole (MRDS 10100304), Jefferson Co., Iowa, USA
115.3km (71.6 miles) R Cessford Quarry, Biggsville, Henderson Co., Illinois, USA
115.5km (71.8 miles) S Unnamed drill hole [1], Floris, Davis Co., Iowa, USA
119.8km (74.4 miles) T Drill Hole (MRDS 10082035), Appanoose Co., Iowa, USA
120.4km (74.8 miles) U Magruder Quarry & Plant (Watson Quarry Company), Troy, Lincoln Co., Missouri, USA
122.3km (76.0 miles) V Drill Hole (MRDS 10100295), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
132.6km (82.4 miles) W Drill Hole (MRDS 10100303), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
132.9km (82.6 miles) X Drill Hole (MRDS 10082034), Appanoose Co., Iowa, USA
133.2km (82.8 miles) Y Drill Hole (MRDS 10082013), Appanoose Co., Iowa, USA
136.7km (84.9 miles) Z Drill Hole (MRDS 10082012), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
140.0km (87.0 miles) 0 Drill Hole (MRDS 10082009), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
141.8km (88.1 miles) 1 Drill Hole (MRDS 10082011), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
144.7km (89.9 miles) 2 Gilliam Rock Quarry, Saline Co., Missouri, USA
144.9km (90.0 miles) 3 Drill Hole (MRDS 10082010), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
145.0km (90.1 miles) 4 Drill Hole (MRDS 10082040), Wapello Co., Iowa, USA
146.7km (91.2 miles) 5 Tiff Mine, Lupus, Moniteau Co., Missouri, USA
148.4km (92.2 miles) 6 Drill Hole (MRDS 10100302), Appanoose Co., Iowa, USA
155.4km (96.6 miles) 7 Drill Hole (MRDS 10082042), Mahaska Co., Iowa, USA
156.0km (96.9 miles) 8 West Chester limestone quarry, Washington Co., Iowa, USA
157.7km (98.0 miles) 9 Collins Mine, Cooper Co., Missouri, USA
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