What is purple sphalerite?

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Sphalerite Properties

Sphalerite is a zinc ore, and its name pertains to the Greek word that means 'treacherous'. This is because it looks a lot like Galena, only it does not contain lead, much to the disappointment of early miners. Sphalerite is a significant zinc ore which is usually found in hydrothermal veins.

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