GALENA SPECIMEN

GALENA SPECIMEN

GALENA SPECIMEN

An outstanding Galena Specimen to grace your collection.  This is an awesome crystal of Galena, a mineral we collect personally and one with a range of great associations.  This piece has amazing luster and crystal shape.  It was hard taking the photos with so much reflection, this piece looks better in person.  On the front face there is a rose-like formation of Sphalerite crystals.

Dimensions:
6cm x 4cm x 4.2cm, 250g

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria

Galena: PbS

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TOP GALENA SPECIMEN

TOP GALENA SPECIMEN

Stunning Top Galena Specimen, very well formed and shiny.  This is a really aesthetic piece with great shape, well formed crystals and glossy wet surfaces.  The Crystals have formed Cubic shape with the corners missing forming a Cuboctahedron or Octacube.  There is a small section of Truncated (stepped) Crystal Galena and a few small Quartz Crystals.  I suspect there is a higher Silver content which helps create these glossy Crystals, amazing.  A superb specimen from a premier location.   Start or add to your own metals collection.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
5.8cm x 3.5cm x 3.8cm, 144g.

Galena:
PbS or (Pb,Ag,As,Sb,Cu)S.

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GALENA QUARTZ 2

GALENA QUARTZ 2

An interesting Galena Quartz 2 combo.  Shiny crystals of Galena with Quartz Crystals on matrix.  Start or add to your metals collection with a specimen from a premier location.  Modified crystals radiating in a fin or fan formation, miner Calcite with a sprinkling of Chalcopyrite.

Dimensions:
12.2cm x 6.6cm x 5.8cm, 548g.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Galena:
PbS or (Pb,Ag,As,Sb,Cu)S.

Quartz: SiO2.

 

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GALENA QUARTZ

GALENA QUARTZ

GALENA QUARTZ

An interesting Galena Quartz combo.  Shiny cubes of Galena with Quartz Crystals on matrix.  Start or add to your metals collection with a specimen from a premier location.

Dimensions:
4.5cm x 4cm x 1.8cm, 20g.

Location:
Ninth of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.

Galena:
PbS or (Pb,Ag,As,Sb,Cu)S.

Quartz: SiO2.

 

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GARNET GALENA

GARNET GALENA

GARNET GALENA

A stunning small specimen Garnet Galena Crystal Cluster.  There is a prominent Garnet Crystal at the front with more than a dozen more on the side of Galena Matrix.  A classic Aussie mineral & location, great as a specimen for display.  Lovely colours and other interesting associated minerals.

Location:
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

Dimensions:
2.9cm x 2cm x 1.6cm, 15g.

Garnet: Fe32+Al2(SiO4)3.

Galena: PbS, Lead Sulfide.

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CHALCOPYRITE GALENA SPECIMEN

CHALCOPYRITE GALENA SPECIMEN

CHALCOPYRITE GALENA SPECIMEN

A beautiful Chalcopyrite Galena Specimen.  Super cute and collectable, specimens like this are quite fascinating.  Interesting Crystal forms with partial Octocubes of Galena and a splash of Sphalerite on the back.The Sphalerite has some good Crystal formations with slight transparency.  A great mineral specimen for the beginner or advanced collector.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
6.1cm x 7.7cm x 4.5cm, 300g.

Galena
PbS.

Chalcopyrite
CuFeS2.

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SPHALERITE GALENA MINERAL SPECIMEN

SPHALERITE GALENA MINERAL SPECIMEN

SPHALERITE GALENA MINERAL SPECIMEN

An incredible SPHALERITE GALENA MINERAL SPECIMEN with Micro Quartz Crystals matrix.  Many terminated crystals clustered together make for an oresome collectable piece.  This specimen would grace any collection and is from one of the premier locations for this mineral.  A super piece, hard to capture in pics. The Galena Crystals have formed partial Cubic shape with the corners missing forming a Cuboctahedron or Octacube.  Crystals inside the crevice look amazing under a loop.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
12cm x 11.3cm x 4cm, 430g.

Sphalerite: ZnS.

Galena:
PbS or (Pb,Ag,As,Sb,Cu)S.

Quartz:
SiO2.

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TRUNCATED GALENA CRYSTALS

TRUNCATED GALENA CRYSTALS

TRUNCATED GALENA CRYSTALS

TRUNCATED GALENA showing great cubic shape.  This specimen features superb, cubic formations of Galena on a silvery matrix.  Galena is a major ore of Lead and Silver.  Excellent location.  This specimen is mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.

Location:
Borieva Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.9cm, 137g.

PbS, Lead Sulfide.

Named by Pliny the Elder in 77-79 from the Greek “galene” meaning lead ore.

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QUARTZ GALENA SPHALERITE CHALCOPYRITE

QUARTZ GALENA SPHALERITE CHALCOPYRITE

QUARTZ GALENA SPHALERITE CHALCOPYRITE

A beautiful mineral specimen featuring Quartz Galena Sphalerite Chalcopyrite crystals.  Super cute and collectable, specimens like this are quite fascinating.  When looked at under magnification you can really see the shape of each different mineral.  I could look at these for hours, in fact I do.  If you don’t have too much space left in your cabinet a piece like this covers several different mineral types.  A great mineral specimen whether you are a beginner or advanced collector.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
8.6cm x 5.5cm x 5.1cm, 419g.

Quartz: SiO2.

Galena: PbS.

Sphalerite: ZnS.

Chalcopyrite: CuFeS2.

 

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GALENA SPHALERITE SPECIMEN

GALENA SPHALERITE SPECIMEN

GALENA SPHALERITE SPECIMEN

Check out this amazing Galena Sphalerite specimen.  Definitely one for the hard core metallers! A solid matrix of cubic Galena with beautifully terminated Sphalerite throughout.  This is my idea of a mineral specimen.  These two minerals have been main players throughout history, Galena for its Lead and Sphalerite for Zinc.  Both have all sorts of interesting associations, especially from this locale.  Zinc is often associated with fluorescent minerals too.  Amazing stuff.  This specimen will delight some lucky collector and be an interesting piece for any collection.  RocknCrystals have a supreme selection of metal specimens to choose from, so you’ve come to the right place.

Location:
Madan, Bulgaria.

Dimensions:
13.3cm x 11cm x 4.5cm, 941g.

Galena: PbS.

Sphalerite: ZnS.

 

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