Wurtzite


Composition: (Zn,Fe)S
Crystal System : Hexagonal; Trigonal
Lustre : Resinous
Hardness : 3.5-4.0
Specific Gravity : 3.98-4.08
References: Strunz et al. (1958a)

Occurrence

  • Hypogene

Notable Finds

Orange, brown, and green massive wurtzite was recovered from essentially unoxidised ore between 18 and 19 levels, roughly halfway between the first and second oxidation zones (Pinch and Wilson, 1977). Gebhard (1999) reports crystals to 5 mm from this discovery.