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A disrupted chemical sediment of banded galena, sphalerite, strontian barite and calcite encrusted with pyrite. Typical Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc mineralisation from Hampstead Farm Quarry, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, UK.
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Petrology curator in the Earth Sciences department.
David A Smith, curatorMineral and Planetary Sciences DivisionThe Natural History MuseumCromwell RoadLondonSW7 5BD
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