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Galena ps after Sphalerite

#RW62246

Galena ps after Sphalerite

#RW62246
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbS (RRUFF)
Locality
Huanzala mine, Huallanca dist., Huánuco, Peru
Tagged
ore mineral , sulfide

Large, former, Sphalerite crystals totally replaced by Galena. The is a choice specimen for pseudomorph and a very rare occurence not just for this locality but all localites. The crystals have the morphology of Sphalerite, which reach 2.6cm across. Exceptional specimen!!

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
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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