• Native Silver with Galena
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Native Silver with Galena

ID: CC10608
This lovely cabinet specimen of Native Silver with Galena is from the Hiendelaencina mining district in the province of Guadalajara, north-east of Madrid in central Spain; a district famous for its silver sulphosalts.  This is a rather unusual and seldom seen combination of well crystallised Galena with wires of Native Silver, covering a 1 cm thick layer of banded Galena matrix.  The Galena shows a variety of crystal habits, exhibiting many forms of the cuboctahedral, ranging between the cube and octahedral end members.  These cluster to form Galena groups commonly to over 2 cm across and between which nestle rich infillings of twisted Native Silver wires ranging from greyish-silver to a patina of bronze-brown.  An excellent combination of these two species from Hiendelaencina in Spain, accompanied with two previous labels.

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Dimensions
7.0 × 11.8 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Hiendelaencina, Guadalajara, Castile-La-Mancha, Spain, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Native Silver

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