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Synonyms for sphalerite

an ore that is the chief source of zinc

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To check the role of naturally present iron associated with the zinc sulphidic ores Sphalarite (2% Fe), lens material (6% Fe) and Marmatite (12% Fe) on bioleaching behavior by combined effect of Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans bacteria in bioreactor on lab scale experiments were performed.
Bioleaching of marmatite flotation concentrate by adapted mixed mesoacidophilic cultures in an air-lift reactor.
Keno Hill sphalerite is a Fe-rich variety called 'marmatite', which is dark brown to black and known to prospectors as 'blackjack'.
Sphalerite (ZnS) and "marmatite" ([Zn,Fe]S) are both cubic, with the same space group and similar unit-cell parameters, but they are not regarded as separate species because the cationic structural site is predominantly occupied by Zn in both cases.