Galena, Quartz

Galena, Quartz

Regular price $7,200.00
SKU:40565
Locality: Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Dimensions: 10.0 x 21.5 x 14.5 cm

The Madan district, located in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains, is noted for it's superb specimens of galena, sphalerite, pyrite, and manganocalcite. The spinel-twinned galena crystals from this district are probably the best in the world, frequently reaching over 5 cm on edge with brilliant metallic luster and aesthetic arrangement in parallel groupings. This is a spectacular large twinned galena specimen, being made up entirely of interlocking spinel-twinned crystals with minor accenting quartz on select faces. A showy and impressive display example of an often overlooked species from the Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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