Product Description

Rock Type:  Quartz-sericite breccia

Location:  British Columbia, Canada

Description:  Coarse-grained brown-red sphalerite in quartz-carbonate veins.  The veins are host to a variety of sulphide intergrowths including sphalerite, Fe-sphalerite (Blackjack sphalerite), pyrite, chalcopyrite, and galena.  The sphalerite grains are zoned and are commonly riddled with inclusions of chalcopyrite, galena, and numerous inclusions of a CuAsSb-sulphide mineral.  The rock was studied for its copper, lead, zincpotential.