sphalerite

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Sphalerite

EtymologyEdit

From Greek σφαλερὀς (sfaleros) "treacherous", named in 1847.[1][2]

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sphalerite ‎(plural sphalerites)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellow, brown or black, sometimes red, green white or colorless mineral with cubic crystals, of a chemical formula (Zn,Fe)S.[1]
    • 2009 February 6, Jamie J. Wilkinson et al., “Anomalously Metal-Rich Fluids Form Hydrothermal Ore Deposits”, in Science[1], volume 323, number 5915, DOI:10.1126/science.1164436, pages 764-767:
      The Monte Cristo and Philadelphia sphalerites have similar mean Pb concentrations (80 ppm) that are lower than the Lucky Dog sphalerites (119 ppm).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
  2. ^ James D. Dana: Dana's System of Mineralogy. Volume I, seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1944
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