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Transparent, gem-quality, yellow, green and brown crystals, commonly called blende, can occur in Sphalerite. Blende crystals are mined in Mexico and Spain. They often contain metallic sulfides.

Synonyms and Related Terms

blenda (Esp., Port.); blende (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998