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Sphalerite from
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:In type V-1 veins and F-1 fractures. Tiny, ruby red xls have been observed with altered aggregates of apuanite.
Habit:tetrahedral xls
Colour:honey yellow, ruby red, black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Orlandi P., Dini A., 2004. Die Mineralien der Buca della Vena-Mine, Apuaner Berge, Toskana (Italien). Lapis, 1: 11-24
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Apuanite
Baryte
Bournonite
Calcite
Hematite
Pyrite
Quartz
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite2 photos of Sphalerite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Pillaite1 photo of Sphalerite associated with Pillaite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
2.3km (1.5 miles) A Levigliani mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
3.0km (1.9 miles) B Bottino Mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
3.7km (2.3 miles) C Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
5.8km (3.6 miles) D Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
6.4km (4.0 miles) E Cava del Ferro (Bùgie mines; Trimpello), Fornovolasco, Vergemoli, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
6.4km (4.0 miles) F Seravezza Quarries, Seravezza, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
60.7km (37.7 miles) G Ca' dei Ladri (Silla), Gaggio Montano, Reno Valley, Bologna Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
62.4km (38.8 miles) H Speranza Stope, Corchia mine, Berceto, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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78.4km (48.7 miles) K Valgraveglia Mine (Gambatesa Mine), Reppia, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
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