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1 item @ $125.00  

Galena with Sphalerite

#AH55835

Galena with Sphalerite

#AH55835
Availability
Available
Price
$175.00
Size
9 x 5.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Reduced Price
$85.00
Formula
PbS (RRUFF)
Locality
Madan dist, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Tagged
sulfide

This is a really interesting specimen. Both the Galena and the Sphalerite are display fascinating crystallization. The Galena crystals show an unusual prismatic habit and exhibit a melted look as they rise above the large flat mother crystal. The edges of some of the Galena crystals are smooth and not angular with hollows and skeletal growth. The larger Galena crystal is 2.5cm and Galena cluster on the opposite side is 1.5cm.

The Sphalerite is deep to light yellow-green with typical resinous luster and striations. Most of the Sphalerite is twinned on the [111] so they appear as if they are stacked like thin books. In fact, if you view this specimen at the right angle you will see that the entire assemblage is one giant crystal 3.5cm long. There are also some ordinary crystals of Sphalerite with octahedral faces. 

Galena

Formula
PbS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light lead gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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