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Empirical formula: ZnS
a: 5.345 Å
b: 5.345 Å
c: 5.345 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 152.70 Å3
Space group: F-43m
Calculated density: 4.239 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 97.456 g/mole
Common name: Sphalerite
Short description: Sphalerite is an important ore of zinc which can have excellent luster.
Keyword: high luster
Keyword: twinning
Keyword: zinc blende
Keyword: blackjack
ICSD collection code: 67790
Keyword: Mineral
Layman's explanation: The mineral was discovered by a scientist named Glocker, in 1846. It was named using a Greek word meaning "treacherous rock. It has many locations, including Santander, Spain; Joplin, Kansas; Rosiclare, Illinois; Elmwood, Tennessee, USA; Broken Hill, Australia; Italy; Spain; Burma; Peru; Morocco; Germany and England. It can be used for galvanizing iron, brass, and die castings. Sphalerite also makes brilliant and colorful gems and is available in large sizes, but unfortunately its fragility restricts its decorative use to collections.
IUPAC name: Zinc Sulfide
Citation of a publication: PRBMD 46 (1992) p10086-10097; Yeh C., Lu Z.W., Froyen S., Zunger A.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50640.CIF 50640.crt 50640.gif 50640.GIF 50640.pdb
50640.std 50640B.crt 50640C.crt

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