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Galena On Sphalerite

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Galena On Sphalerite

Ex. Leo Jahaan Collection
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Description
Locality: 
Deveti Septemvri Mine, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.2 × 11 × 4.4 cm
Weight: 
605.00gr
Description

This one-of-a-kind aesthetic and sculptural specimen features everything required for a first class representation of Bulgarian Galena.

Skeletal and hoppered crystals have formed an architectural display piece unlike any other.

The lustrous cubic galena structures are complemented by a dark well-formed sphalerite matrix.

Notice the slightly rounded cubic edges and the beautiful layered appearance on many surfaces, both a result of partial crystal dissolution processes.

Note: A crack is visible in the upper sphalerite (see photo), fortunately the fracture does not extend to the bottom of the matrix, so the specimen is completely stable.

Ex. Collection of Leo Jahaan

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Galena

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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Please read the dimensions of the specimen, as the size of minerals in photos can be misleading.

To see the details shown in close-up macro photos, you may require a high quality magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe.

Care has been taken to accurately display the colors of the specimen. However, please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens each display colors slightly differently. Differences in light brightness and light source can also drastically alter the appearance of mineral colors. Therefore please be aware that while these photos are accurate and colors have not been enhanced, what you see on your screen may vary slightly from what you see in your hand, and may require specific lighting conditions (usually brighter is better).

Information regarding the specimen's found locality and mineral identification is believed to be correct, however due to the complexities of ID'ing minerals and tracking source locations in rare cases this data may be imprecise.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to send a message.

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