• Galena
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Galena

$550.00   €466  £420.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13011
This beautiful small miniature cluster of ex-matrix Galena crystals is from Blackdene mine by the village of Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham.  Although perhaps better known as a famous fluorite-producing mine, Blackdene began as a lead mine and exploitation of the major veins began 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.  A beautiful and very nicely crystallised Galena from Blackdene mine.

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

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