Sphalerite on Druzy Quartz
Zinc Sulfide, ZnS
- Sphalerite is a widespread sulfide mineral common to base metal deposits of zinc in which it is formed
under a wide range of conditions. It is the most abundant ore mineral of zinc.
Silicon Dioxide, SiO2
- Quartz is by far the most abundant of the polymorphic forms of silica and the most widespread and abundant
mineral of the earth's crust. It occurs in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks as well as hydrothermal
veins, metasomatic and hot spring deposits.
Rocks from WSU Thomas Edison Mineral Collection
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