• Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena


$2,800.00   €2,483  £2,150.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16813
A showstopping Galena from Wirksworth in Derbyshire complete with a coveted R.W. Barstow white label. This small cabinet specimen must be fairly unique in its habit for Derbyshire and in fact the British Isles in general, for its large skeletal octahedral morphology.  The steely silver-grey octahedral crystals are developed to 4 cm on edge, but never form complete crystals because of the densely intergrown nature of the crystals. Every face has ever decreasing, roughly triangular stepped faces, sometimes slightly rotated, so giving this unique skeletal appearance.  A few 1 to 2 mm colourless transparent to translucent Fluorite cubic crystals are strewn within small crevasses. A superb specimen and one which would be an outstanding addition to any serious Derbyshire suite.


7.9 × 7.0 × 4.6 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena

Related Mineral Specimens

Fluorite on Quartz
 Filon (Lode) Mespouliere, Valzergues, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Excellent gemmy light amber coloured crystals of Fluorite from the Filon (Lode)...
Fluorite with Galena and Pyrite
 South Tamar Mine, Bere Alston, Devon, England, Europe
Gemmy-translucent purple intergrown cubic crystals of Fluorite measure to 9mm from the South Tamar...
Fluorite on Sphalerite
 Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA, North America
Excellent cubic stepped habit crystals of Fluorite measuring to 2.5cm are clustered and...
 Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Namibia, Africa
Excellent cubo-octahedral crystals of Fluorite are richly intergrown from the Okorusu...