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Sphalerite from
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya), Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania

Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Comments:Herja produces black sphalerites as fine as any other locality
Habit:Large tetrahedra to 3 cm, some spinel twinned. Often polysynthetic twins
Colour:Black
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Palache et al. (1944) Dana's System of Mineralogy, Seventh ed., Vol. 1: 450.;
Zsivny, V. and Naray-Szabo, I.V. (1947) Parajamesonit, ein neues Mineral von Kisbanya. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 27: 183-189.;
Fleischer, M. (1949) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 34: 133.;
Cook, N.J. and Damian, G.S. (1997) New data on "plumosite" and other sulfosalt minerals from the Herja hydrothermal vein deposit, Baia Mare district, Rumania. Geologica Carpathica 48, 387-399.;
Damian, G. (2012) The genesis of the base metal ore deposit from Herja. Studia UBB, Geologia, 48(1), 85-100.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz539 photos of Sphalerite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Calcite437 photos of Sphalerite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Siderite334 photos of Sphalerite associated with Siderite at this locality.
Marcasite259 photos of Sphalerite associated with Marcasite at this locality.
Pyrite243 photos of Sphalerite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Galena237 photos of Sphalerite associated with Galena at this locality.
Chalcopyrite108 photos of Sphalerite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Pyrrhotite100 photos of Sphalerite associated with Pyrrhotite at this locality.
Plumosite93 photos of Sphalerite associated with Plumosite at this locality.
Sphärosiderite59 photos of Sphalerite associated with Sphärosiderite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya), Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
3.1km (1.9 miles) A Minei Hill ore deposit, Baia Sprie mine (Felsőbánya mine), Baia Sprie (Felsőbánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
6.4km (4.0 miles) B Baia Sprie (Felsőbánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
10.4km (6.5 miles) C Valea Roșie ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
11.1km (6.9 miles) D Iojica-Bartoșa ore deposit, Bartoșa-Wilhelm ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
11.2km (7.0 miles) E Bartoșa-Wilhelm ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
11.7km (7.2 miles) F Aurum ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
11.7km (7.3 miles) G Wilhelm mining area (Wilhelm-Trei Stejari mining area; Wilhelm Mine), Bartoșa-Wilhelm ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
11.8km (7.3 miles) H Tyuzoșa-Ludovica ore deposit, Săsar-Valea Roșie mining area, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania
12.7km (7.9 miles) I Șurdești, Șurdești village, Șișești Commune, Maramureș Co., Romania
14.1km (8.8 miles) J Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania
25.8km (16.0 miles) K Văratec deposit, Băiuț, Maramureș Co., Romania
44.4km (27.6 miles) L Saulyak gold deposit, Dilove village, Rakhivskiy ore camp, Rakhivskiy Raion, Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia), Ukraine
88.2km (54.8 miles) M Valea Vinului Mine, Valea Vinului, Rodna, Rodna Mtn (Rodnei Mtn), Bistrița-Năsăud Co., Romania
91.8km (57.0 miles) N Muzhijevo (Muzhievo deposit), Berehove, Berehivskyi Raion, Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia), Ukraine
127.4km (79.1 miles) O Chornyi Cheremosh, Chernivtsi Oblast', Ukraine
157.6km (97.9 miles) P Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca (Muska; Kismuska; Muszka; Russendorf; Russenhof), Lupșa Commune, Alba Co., Romania
159.7km (99.2 miles) Q Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania
161.2km (100.2 miles) R Roşia Montană (Verespatak; Vöröspatak; Goldbach), Roşia Montanã Commune, Alba Co., Romania
161.8km (100.5 miles) S Zemplín, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
167.9km (104.3 miles) T Bucium (Bucsony; Bucsum; Bucsim), Bucium Commune, Alba Co., Romania
180.6km (112.2 miles) U Almas-Stanija ore field, Hunedoara Co., Romania
181.3km (112.6 miles) V Rovina Cu-Au deposit (Rovina-Remetea deposit), Brad, Hunedoara Co., Romania
184.3km (114.5 miles) W Valea Morii prospect (Valei Morii prospect), Brad, Hunedoara Co., Romania
185.6km (115.3 miles) X Musariu Cu-Au deposit, Mustari (Muszàri), Brad Muşariu (Brád; Muşariu), Crișcior (Criștior; Zarándkristyor; Kristyor; Körösfalva; Kreischquell), Brad, Hunedoara Co., Romania
196.4km (122.0 miles) Y Trestia Mine (Trestya Mine), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania
197.9km (123.0 miles) Z Bolcana Mine, Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania
198.8km (123.5 miles) 0 Sacarîmb (Sãcãrâmb; Szekerembe; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania
207.7km (129.1 miles) 1 Rabe, Baligród District, Bieszczady Mts, Podkarpackie, Poland
212.3km (131.9 miles) 2 Deva Mine, Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania
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