Manganpyrosmalite with sphalerite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia <br /><br />2 1/8" across <br /><br />This piece was acquired from Cyril Kovacic in mid 2009. He bought it from Allan Blakewell of Broken Hill. He was a retired miner.  I traded this fine piece out to Professor Stephen Smale in late 2015.  It is presently part of the world famous Smale mineral collection. <br /><br />This piece was illustrated in the second edition of "Minerals of Broken Hill" and the "CK Minerals" advertisement on the inside front cover of several editions of "The Australian Journal of Mineralogy." <br /><br />This manganpyrosmalite is one of the top five examples of this rare species in existence. Compare with the two pieces illustrated in "Minerals of Broken Hill" (published by Australian Mining and Smelting).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>
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