The sphalerite has a blue iridescent patina, glistens. Unusual location
Dimensions (millimeters): 95 x 35 x 22
Dimensions (inches): 3.7 x 1.4 x .9
Origins: from Trepca Stan Terg Mine, Kosovska, Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
Mineral Nicknames: the old time miners had names for common ore minerals. If sphalerite is black it is called Black Jack, if it is red when held up to light it is called Ruby Jack. Sphalerite is a common zinc ore mineral. Zinc is used in paints and sunscreen.
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