RHODONITE GALENA CRYSTAL SPECIMEN
A lovely collectable Rhodonite Galena Crystal Specimen. An Aussie classic, this piece has a good chunk of deep pink Rhodonite and some nicely formed Galena at the base and one of the sides. It is mounted on perspex to go straight into your cabinet. A big light or good daylight really brings out the colour of this piece. A great gift or treat for the Aussie mineral enthusiast.
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
4.5cm x 4cm x 1cm, 45g.
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.