Sphalerite - 842

Scraithole Mine, Carrshield, West Allendale, Northumberland, England


Sphalerite is quite common in the mines of Alston Moor, but only occasionally do specimens from Scraithole mine come on the market. The mine was worked for a short while in the 1970's and this specimen was collected then. The sphalerite is gemmy, the smaller crystals are red and transparent whilst the larger crystals are jet-black and up to 9mm in size.

Formula: ZnS

Status: Sold

Dimensions: 170x90x28mm

Size: Large Cabinet (L)

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