• Galena with Sphalerite

Galena with Sphalerite

ID: CC13855
A 7 x 5 cm group of two modified cuboctahedral Galena crystals with lustrous metallic surfaces and sprinkled with individual, tiny (sub-1 mm) yet perfect jet-black Sphalerite crystals and some slight crusting of Quartz.  The Galena crystals measure up to 4 cm on edge and are a great example from Frazer’s Hush mine close to Rookhope in Weardale, County Durham.  Frazer’s Hush is well known for its magnificent purple Fluorite, sometimes associated with Galena crystals, but rarely of this size or with the added interest of the Sphalerite.  An excellent specimen which comes with two legendary British collector/dealer labels, Ralph Sutcliffe (Nelson, Lancashire) (stock label) and Lindsay Greenbank (Greenbank Collection label (No. L.G. 424).

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5.9 × 7.0 × 3.0 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Sphalerite

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