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Galena; Sphalerite Mineral

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/artifact112.03.1082
Date
n.d.
Material
mineral, galena & sphalerite
Catalogue Number
112.03.1082
Description
Mineral specimen, predominant mineral is galena (lead sulfide), with sphalerite (zinc sulfide). There is more sphalerite in this specimen than in 112.03.1081. Silver is associated with this ore but is not visible. Small calcite crystals are present also. This looks like an ore sample from the mines…
Title
Galena; Sphalerite Mineral
Date
n.d.
Material
mineral, galena & sphalerite
Dimensions
3.0 x 5.0 x 6.0 cm
Description
Mineral specimen, predominant mineral is galena (lead sulfide), with sphalerite (zinc sulfide). There is more sphalerite in this specimen than in 112.03.1081. Silver is associated with this ore but is not visible. Small calcite crystals are present also. This looks like an ore sample from the mines in Pine Point, N.W.T. In the 1960s, this ore was shipped by train through the Bow Valley to Trail, B.C. to be refined. The sparkly nature of the ore resulted in many specimens being plucked from boxcars as they travelled along.
Subject
Num-ti-jah Lodge
Jimmy Simpson
geology
Credit
Gift of James (Jr.) Simpson, Rocky Mountain House, 2000
Catalogue Number
112.03.1082
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