GALENA WITH QUARTZ

$345

GALENA WITH QUARTZ

$345

GALENA WITH QUARTZ

A spectacular specimen of Galena with Quartz.  Featuring large cubic Galena crystals clustered together and covered with perfect little quartz crystals and tiny Galena cubes on top.  The term “Ay Carumba” springs to mind!  This amazing piece even has some iridescence and the underside has further interesting Galena formations.  A super piece that will grace any collection.  A one-of-a-kind find for the serious collector.

Dimensions:
10.5cm x 10cm x 4.5cm, 1372g

Location:
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria

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GALENA WITH QUARTZ
GALENA WITH QUARTZ

A spectacular specimen of Galena with Quartz.  Featuring large cubic Galena crystals clustered together and covered with perfect little quartz crystals and tiny Galena cubes on top.  The term “Ay Carumba” springs to mind!  This amazing piece even has some iridescence and the underside has further interesting Galena formations.  A super piece that will grace any collection.  A one-of-a-kind find for the serious collector.

Dimensions:
10.5cm x 10cm x 4.5cm, 1372g.
Largest crystal face approx. 4cm square.

Location:
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria

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.

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.

Weight 1380 g
Dimensions 11 x 10 x 5 cm