Dims: 1.7" x 1.2" x 1.2" (4.3 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 8.00 oz. (226.8 g)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
A rather simple specimen, this piece consists of several Sphalerites which rest on a gray shale host rock that is partially covered with tiny, colorless quartz crystals. They are generally in good condition, though several were damaged when the specimen was separated from its place of formation. The largest of these measures 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6" (1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm) and like the others, has a somewhat warped but discernable tetrahedral form. All have a deep brown color and a bright, adamantine luster, and are dimly translucent, with tiny patches of dim transparence.