An excellent specimen of Rhodonite Crystals on Galena. Several gemmy red crystals of Rhodonite sit among cubic Galena crystals. The matrix is a mix of the two minerals, featuring many crystals. Specimens of this quality are uncommon and getting harder to come by. This is a classic, collectable Australian Mineral from a well known location. Mounted on perspex for ideal display.
Broken Hill, NSW.
4.9cm x 4cm x 4cm, 140g.
Named in 1819 by Christoph Friedrich Jasche from the Greek “rhodon” meaning “rose”, referring to its colour.
Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC. Named by Pliny the Elder in 77-79 from the Greek “galene” meaning lead ore.