Welcome to RocknCrystals
CHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZ

$320 $240

Sale!
CHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZ

CHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZ

$320 $240

CHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZ

An outstanding specimen with Chalcopyrite Galena Quartz and Sphalerite.  Terminated Quartz, with chunky Galena crystals topped by large Chalcopyrite crystals and with Sphalerite on top.  What an amazing combo showing large chunks of well formed crystals with great colour contrast.  A very collectible specimen.

Location:
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
9cm x 8cm x 9cm, 1086g.

 

In stock

Merry Crystals! Sale for Limited Time…

CHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZCHALCOPYRITE GALENA QUARTZ

An outstanding specimen with Chalcopyrite Galena Quartz and Sphalerite.  Terminated Quartz, with chunky Galena crystals topped by large Chalcopyrite crystals and with Sphalerite on top.  What an amazing combo showing large chunks of well formed crystals with great colour contrast.  A very collectible specimen.

Location:
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
9cm x 8cm x 9cm, 1086g.

Chalcopyrite: CuFeS2
A major ore of copper.  Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks.
Weathering may lead to the formation of malachite, azurite, brochantite, langite and numerous other secondary copper minerals.

Quartz: SiO2
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth.  A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, this natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours.  There are many names for different varieties:  Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz are listed separately under chalcedony and include agate.

Galena: PbS
Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC, it is found in ore veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tennantite-tetrahedrite, etc. and in skarns, as well as in sedimentary rocks where it may replace carbonate beds or be deposited in pore spaces. The crystals are bright when fresh but often tarnish after exposure to air.

Sphalerite: ZnS
Sphalerite also known as Blende or Zinc Blende is the major ore of zinc.  When pure with little or no iron it forms clear crystals with colours ranging from pale yellow (Cleiophane) to orange and red shades (Ruby Blende).  As the iron content increases it forms dark, opaque metallic crystals of Marmatite.

Additional information

Weight 1090 g
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 9 cm

Free freight for Aussie orders over $50 Limited time only Dismiss