ZnS and CaCO₃ - Mohs Hardness: 3½ - 4 and 3. Crystals of suitable size and transparency have been fashioned into gemstones, usually featuring the brilliant cut to best display the stone's high optical dispersion. Freshly cut gems have a lively, adamantine luster and could be mistaken for fancy-colored diamonds, but given sphalerite's softness and fragility, the gems are best left unset as collector's items or museum pieces.
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environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions
UT Department of Environmental Sciences
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