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Sphalerite exhibits colors ranging from yellow to brown and red to black. It can also be transparent or opaque. It is usually opaque and has a glassy transparency in some varieties. It has a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale and its chemical composition is ZnS (Zinc Sulfide).
Sphalerite is mainly formed in sedimentary or hydrothermal rocks containing sulfur and zinc, at relatively low temperatures.
Sphalerite is widely used as a collectible mineral and as a semi-precious stone used in jewelry. It is also used in light industry as a raw material for reflective glass, for catalysis and other industrial uses.
It is also used as an abundant and inexpensive source of zinc, which is an essential metal for many organisms. Zinc is an essential mineral for life and is used in many industrial applications.
|Hardness||3.50 à 4.00|
|S||Sulfur||Other no metal||33.06%|
To go further in knowledge of the collectible mineral Sphalerite with the kind authorization of Naturae Lapides
Title : 02.CB.05a - Sphalerite ‐ #C05 - Minerals
Published on : January 17, 2023
Duration : 1 minute and 20 seconds
Description : Presentation of a sample mineral specimen of Sphalerite, Naturae Lapides mineralogy collection (stones of nature), crystals and minerals of interest.
The Youtube Naturae Lapides channel is dedicated to the Naturae Lapides mineral collection, through the presentation of the specimens of the collection, their stories, their origins and their specificities which allow you to discover in detail the mineral beauty of what the Earth can offer us, and what human genius can do with it to understand the reason for its existence.
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The spiritual properties of sphalerite help awaken my spiritual awareness. Sphalerite can help reconnect with our inner aspect and reconnect with our spirit. It helps to find harmony and to protect oneself from negative energies.
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