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Calcite With Galena & Fluorite

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Calcite With Galena & Fluorite

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Guipúzcoa, Basque Country, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 9 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
680.00gr
Description

A lawn of small white calcite crystals on massive galena, accompanied by cubic stepped fluorite.
Comes with historic label of the 'Real Compañía Asturiana (de Minas)', founded in 1853 and producing zinc and lead in the province of Guipúzcoa for a period of 90 years.
The label means: „Real Compania Asturiana Grube: (mine) San Narciso. Prov. Guipuzcoa. Spanien (Spain) Kalkspath auf Bleiglanz, Flußspath (calcite on galena, fluorite)“
An interesting historic spanish specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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