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About StrickblendeHide

Strictly speaking, "Strickblende" was described as a specific association of galena and sphalerite, not as a single species.
It was used for specimens showing skeletal grown galena enclosed in banded, colloform sphalerite.
Since the sphalerite was way more visible than the skeletal galena, they called it "Strickblende", translated literally: "knitted sphalerite".
(Blende being an old German name for sphalerite).

The French name is Galène tricotée.

Chemical Properties of StrickblendeHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schalenblende17 photos of Strickblende associated with Schalenblende on
Sphalerite4 photos of Strickblende associated with Sphalerite on
Sulphur2 photos of Strickblende associated with Sulphur on
Baryte1 photo of Strickblende associated with Baryte on

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 StrickblendeHide

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Ehrenberg, H. (1930) Ein neues Zwillingsgesetz am Bleiglanz. Zwillingsebene (301) bzw. (201). Zeitschrift fuer Krist., 75, p. 379-383.
Altanassova, R., Bonev, I.K. (2006) Two crystallographically different types of skeletal galena associated with colloform sphalerite. Geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology, Sofia: 44: 1-18.

Internet Links for StrickblendeHide

Localities for StrickblendeHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
  • Wallonia
    • Liège
      • Verviers
        • Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district
          • Kelmis (La Calamine)
C.H.M.-Schäfer, Paul de Bondt and other collections
          • Lontzen
            • Astenet
Paul De Bondt collection
Paul De Bondt collection
          • Welkenraedt
Paul De Bondt collection
L. Dejonghe, F. Ladeuze, D.Jans - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993, 483pp
  • Occitanie
    • Gard
      • Saint-Laurent-le-Minier
        • Les Malines District
Gol, D, Martaud, A., Meisser, N. & Chollet, P. (2010): Minéralogie des Malines, Gard. Le Règne Minéral, HS XVI, 49-88.
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