• Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Galena

$550.00   €505  £420.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC13011
A beautiful small miniature cluster of ex-matrix Galena crystals from Blackdene mine by the village of Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham, England. Although perhaps better known as a famous fluorite-producing mine, Blackdene began as a lead mine with exploitation of the major veins beginning in the 15th century. The Galena forms a principal, complex cube measuring 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm, modified between the cube and octahedron but displaying an asymmetric habit with other, smaller such crystals branching out in various directions. The lead grey crystals have a fascinating waxy metallic lustre with smooth undulating faces and sometimes a patina of burnished pale gold. This is a beautiful and delightfully crystallised Galena from Blackdene mine which, dare I mention, from certain angles looks like a small duck!

Details

Dimensions
2.9 × 4.0 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena

Related Mineral Specimens

Tennantite with Galena
$9,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A rare large specimen of Tennantite crystals with Galena crystals from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia....
Rhodonite with Galena
$750
 North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
Classic specimen of prismatic to blocky rich red-pink gemmy to translucent crystals of...
Galena with Pyrargyrite and Argentopyrite on Acanthite
$1,500
 St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany, Europe
Well-formed intergrown cubic crystals of metallic silvery-grey Galena with octahedral modifications...
Galena with Sphalerite
$4,500
 Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe
A fine specimen of sharply formed bright metallic silver-grey Galena cubic crystals measuring to 9mm...