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They typically occur in drowned intracontinental rifts, that have been infilled with marine sediments with or without significant volumes of volcanic rocks. Deposits usually consist of concordant of pyrite(sometimes pyrrhotite)sphaleritegalena that are interbedded with host sediments and hydrothermal sediments such as chert or baritite.
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Sphalerite is a zinc sulphide and is best known in the mineral world as the chief ore of zinc. Most sphalerite contains iron and when the iron content is high it is an opaque black. The rare gemquality crystals have a very low iron content and considerable transparency. They are typically a yellowish to honey brown, red to orange, or green.
Sphalerite ((Zn, Fe)S) is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc.It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron.When iron content is high it is an opaque black variety, marmatite.It is usually found in association with galena, pyrite, and other sulfides along with calcite, dolomite, and fluorite.Miners have also been known to refer to
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