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RM1813   Sphalerite

Las Manforas Mine (Áliva), Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain

Group of sphalerite crystals with very marked parallel and polycrystalline growths, with the predominant forms of the tetrahedron, slightly curved in faces and edges, transparent to translucent and brilliant. Toasted honey color. With the light on the backside it lights up in intense orange (see photo).

Found in 1980's.

Col. J.M. Manchión (Barcelona). No.77, 03/1984.