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About SchalenblendeHide

beige to brown
From the German words "Schale" and "Blende", meaning "shell ore", in allusion to its concentric-layered structure.
A variety of Sphalerite

Compact, fine grained Sphalerite of a mid brown to yellow or cream colour, occurring in concentric layers with reniform surfaces which also may contain intergrown wurtzite, marcasite, pyrite and galena. It is believed to have formed by relatively rapid crystallization of a low temperature sulfide gel (gel: colloidal dispersion).

See "Best Minerals" article on Schalenblende, by Harjo Neutkens: http://www.mindat.org/mesg-85-134773.html

Physical Properties of SchalenblendeHide

beige to brown

Synonyms of SchalenblendeHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Galena139 photos of Schalenblende associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Marcasite85 photos of Schalenblende associated with Marcasite on mindat.org.
Calcite62 photos of Schalenblende associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite44 photos of Schalenblende associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Strickblende17 photos of Schalenblende associated with Strickblende on mindat.org.
Wurtzite13 photos of Schalenblende associated with Wurtzite on mindat.org.
Baryte9 photos of Schalenblende associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Pyrite8 photos of Schalenblende associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Smithsonite4 photos of Schalenblende associated with Smithsonite on mindat.org.
Gratonite3 photos of Schalenblende associated with Gratonite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for SchalenblendeHide

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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,

Internet Links for SchalenblendeHide

Localities for SchalenblendeHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Jujuy Province
    • Rinconada Department
Board, W. S., Kennedy, B., & Yeomans, T. (2011). NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pirquitas Mine.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
R Bottrill collection
  • Western Australia
    • Derby-West Kimberley Shire
      • Fitzroy Crossing
Philip Bluemner Collection; John Keith Warren Richard Kempton (2012) Evaporite Sedimentology and the Origin of Evaporite-Associated Mississippi Valley-type Sulfides in the Cadjebut Mine Area, Lennard Shelf, Canning Basin, Western Australia. in SEPM Special Publication: Basinwide diagenetic patterns: Integrated petrologic, geochemical, and hydrologic considerations, Volume: 57
  • Carinthia
    • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
      • Bleiberg District
        • Bad Bleiberg
Martin Rich collection
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
        • Kreuth
Fotini Kanaki(1972) Die Minerale Bleibergs (Kärnten)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Karwendel Mts
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Wallonia
    • Liège
      • Chaudfontaine
L. Dejonghe, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 679-690.
      • Engis
Paul deBondt
      • Huy
Paul De Bondt collection
      • Verviers
        • Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district
          • Kelmis (La Calamine)
Paul De Bondt
          • Lontzen
            • Astenet
P. Bluemner
Schulz, W. (1886): Führer des Berg- und Hütteningenieurs durch die Umgegend von Aachen, Georgi Aachen Herbst, F. (1910): Der technische Betrieb des Erzbergbaus – Der Bergbau auf der linken Seite des Niederrheins II Holzapfel, E. (1910): Die Geologie des Nordabfalls der Eifel mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gegend von Aachen – Der Bergbau auf der linken Seite des Niederrheins I Klockmann, F. (1910): Die Erzlagerstätten der Gegend von Aachen - Der Bergbau auf der linken Seite des Niederrheins II Dewez, L., Lespineux, G. (1949): Les Minerais Du Sol Belge; Centenaire de l`Association des Ingenieurs sortis de l`Ècole de Liege, Section Geologie. Dr.G de Ruiter; Die ehemaligen Zinkgruben des Altenberger Grubenfeldes der Gesellschaft der Vieille Montagne, 1980, Im Göhltal, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte im Göhltal, no.27, 1980, pag 1-15
Schulz, W. (1886): Führer des Berg- und Hütteningenieurs durch die Umgegend von Aachen, Georgi Aachen
Paul De Bondt collection
Uebags, F. (1971): Die Grube Eschbroich - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 9, December 1971, 4-17
Uebags, F. (1971): Die Grube Lontzen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 9, 5-14
Uebags, F. (1972): Die Grube Mützhagen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 11, June 1972, 4-17
L. Dejonghe, F. Ladeuze, D.Jans - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993, 483pp
            • Walhorn
Paul De Bondt collection
          • Plombières (Blieberg; Bleiberg; Bleyberg)
DEJONGHE,L., ET AL. - Atlas des Gisements Plombo-Zincifères du Synclinorium de Verviers, Belgique
Braun, M., (1857): Über die Galmeilagerstätte des Altenberges im Zusammenhang mit den Erzlagerstätten des Altenberger Grubenfeldes un der Umgegend, Zeitschrift d. Dt. Geolog. Gesellschaft, 354-370
Paul De Bondt collection
L. Dejonghe, F. Ladeuze, D.Jans - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993, 483pp
L. Dejonghe, F. Ladeuze, D.Jans - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993, 483pp
L. Dejonghe, F. Ladeuze, D.Jans - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993, 483pp
    • Namur
      • Andenne
        • Landenne
Les gisements plombo-zincifères de la région d’Andenne. Par Léon Dejonghe 2010
Paul De Bondt
Harjo Neutkens collection
      • Namur
H. Buttgenbach
Paul De Bondt collection
  • La Paz
    • Pacajes Province
      • Berenguela District
Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
  • Northwest Territories
Roedder (1968) GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • SOFIA Roedder, E. 1968. The noncolloidal origin of "colloform" textures in sphalerite ores. Economic Geology,63, 451-471
  • Nunavut
    • Little Cornwallis Island
Van King; Cooper, Michael P.(1997) What’s New in Minerals, Munich Show 1996. Mineralogical Record 28:136
  • Ontario
    • Wentworth Co.
      • West Flamborough Township
        • Dundas Quarry (Redlands Quarry; Lafarge Quarry; Steetley Quarry; Canada Crushed Stone Quarry)
Maggie Wilson
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
        • Tuotuohe area (Tuotuo river area)
Yucai Song, Zengqian Hou, Tiannan Yang, Shijin Li, Fuchun Wang, Yongwang Gao, Xiugang Gong, Zhusen Yang, Hongrui Zhang, Liansong Li, Guiren Wang, Yuankui Wang, Qun Liu, and Hongda Hao (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 744-756
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
Paul De Bondt.
  • Plzeň Region
    • Tachov District
A. Tomek
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Paulhaguet
        • Mazerat-Aurouze
          • Aurouze
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
  • Occitanie
    • Gard
      • Saint-Laurent-le-Minier
        • Les Malines District
Pascal Chollet collection
      • Trèves
        • Fournels valley
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Orpierre
        • Orpierre mines
BRGM Report 1960
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Lahr
        • Reichenbach
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Freiburg
      • Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
        • Badenweiler
          • Badenweiler Pb mining district
            • Sehringen
Philip Bluemner Collection
    • Karlsruhe
      • Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
        • Wiesloch
Lapis Mineralian Magazin Jg. 10 Nr 12 Dezember 85
    • Odenwald
      • Weinheim
        • Heiligkreuz
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Bavaria
      • Bad Reichenhall
        • Inzell
          • Kienberg
Lapis 9(1), 11-14 (1984)
  • Harz Mountains
    • Nordhausen
      • Niedersachswerfen
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Abtsteinach
        • Mackenheim
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Arnsberg
      • Hochsauerlandkreis
        • Meschede
          • Ramsbeck
G. Gebhard: Ramsbeck Erzbergbau im Sauerland 1987, Bode Verlag
      • Märkischer Kreis
        • Iserlohn
          • Zinc mines
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Plettenberg
Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Cologne
      • Aachen
        • Stolberg
          • Breinig
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
          • Büsbach
Leon Hupperichs Collection
www.stollberg-abc.de and collection Leon Hupperichs
          • Mausbach
Aufschluss 90(2), 111-130
collection Leon Hupperichs
R. Lang pers. finds
    • Niederberg area
      • Wülfrath
        • Rohdenhaus
Harjo Neutkens collection
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
      • Bad Ems
        • Koblenz-Arenberg
Paul De Bondt collection
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Harzgerode mining district
Eberhard Riech collection
    • Sangerhausen
      • Copper slate deposits
own collection
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Marienberg District
        • Wolkenstein
Paul De Bondt collection
    • Mittelsachsen
      • Freiberg
        • Halsbrücke
P Haas collection
  • East Macedonia and Thrace
    • Evros
      • Kirki Mines (Kirka)
Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 667-677.
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Glendasan
Paul De Bondt collection
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Udine Province
      • Tarvisio
        • Cave del Predil
Paul De Bondt collection
  • Tuscany
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
        • Spannocchia
Gruppo Mineralogico A.U.S.E.R. (2011): Il sito minerario di Pentolina (Podere Camporedaldi, Siena). Notizario Gruppo Mineralogico AUSER, Cecina, 8, 29, 1-14
  • Tyrrhenian Sea
    • Southern Tyrrhenian Sea
      • Aeolian Arc seamounts
Tufar, W. (1992) Paragenesis of Complex Massive Sulfide Ores from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 84, 265-300.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet
    • Midelt Province
      • Upper Moulouya lead district
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • Ebonyi
Akande, S. O., & Mücke, A. (1993). Coexisting copper sulphides and sulphosalts in the Abakaliki Pb-Zn deposit, lower Benue Trough (Nigeria) and their genetic significance. Mineralogy and Petrology, 47(2-4), 183-192.
Pacific Ocean
Lalou, C., Brichet, E., & Lange, J. (1989). Fossil hydrothermal sulfide deposits at the galapagos-spreading-centre near 85-degrees-00 west-geological setting, mineralogy and chronology. Oceanologica acta, 12(1), 1-8.
  • Huancavelica
    • Castrovirreyna Province
Paul De Bondt collection
  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    • Olkusz Co.
      • Gmina Olkusz
David Soler collection
Coppola, V., Boni, M., Gilg, A., and Strzelska-Smakowska, B. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 559-580.
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Bytom City Co.
P Haas collection; Eligiusz Szełęg collection
    • Tarnowskie Góry Co.
      • Tarnowskie Góry
Eligiusz Szełęg collection
  • Carinthia Region
• Aleksander Rečnik (2010) Minerals of the lead and zinc ore deposit Mežica. Bode Vlg. & Jožef Stefan Institute. Ljubljana: 112 pp.
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • Asturias
    • Villabona mining area
      • Corvera de Asturias
        • Solís
José Rafael González López collection
  • Basque Country
    • Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa)
      • Mutiloa
Fernández-Martínez, J., & Velasco, F. (1996). The Troya Zn-Pb carbonate-hosted sedex deposit, northern Spain. Carbonate-hosted lead-zinc deposits: Society of Economic Geologists Special, 4, 364-377.
  • Cantabria
    • Reocín
Philip Bluemner Collection; Velasco, F., Herrero, J. M., Yusta, I., Alonso, J. A., Seebold, I., & Leach, D. (2003). Geology and geochemistry of the Reocín zinc-lead deposit, Basque-Cantabrian basin, Northern Spain. Economic Geology, 98(7), 1371-1396.
    • Sierra de Arnero
- García, Gonzalo; Palero, Fernando J.; Rabadán, José; Hedrosa, Mariano (2007) Las minas de La Florida. Bocamina (20)
        • Rionansa (Herrerías)
  • Kef
    • Sakiet Sidi Youssef (Saqiyat Sidi Yusuf)
Amer.Min.(1969) 54, 1-13
    • Sers
Philip Bluemner Collection https://www.e-sga.org/index.php?id=231&tx_commerce_pi1[showUid]=1448&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=41&cHash=883b49492d
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Tywardreath and Par
Paul De Bondt collection
    • Devon
      • West Devon
        • Bere Ferrers (Beer Ferris)
          • Bere Alston (Beeralstone; incl. Bere Alston Mines; Old Beer Mines; Tamar Silver-Lead Mines)
            • East Tamar Consols
Grguric, B.A., and Nickel, E.H. (2006): UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 27, 39-40
    • South Gloucestershire
      • Sodbury
Paul De Bondt collection
  • Colorado
    • Eagle Co.
      • Gilman Mining District (Battle Mountain Mining District; Red Cliff Mining District)
        • Gilman
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Philip Bluemner Collection
  • Wisconsin
    • Racine Co.
      • Racine
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