• Galena on Sphalerite
  • Galena on Sphalerite
  • Galena on Sphalerite
  • Galena on Sphalerite
  • Galena on Sphalerite
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Galena on Sphalerite

$2,500.00   €2,231  £1,980.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16871
A superb and highly unusual group of lustrous octahedral Galena crystals, richly scattered over a plate of dull, very finely crystallised Sphalerite from the Eyam area of Derbyshire, England. Eyam, also known as "the plague village", has been a centre of lead mining since the Roman occupation and the numerous mines around the village have operated intermittently for over two thousand years.  This is a very rare specimen of octahedral Galena from this ancient mining district and would greatly enhance any collection of Derbyshire or English Midland’s minerals.  The metallic lead-grey-silver octahedral crystals are developed to 2.3 cm on edge and are built from stacked arrays of tiny cubic crystals.  A delightful Derbyshire Galena on Sphalerite.

Details

Dimensions
9.6 × 7.6 × 4.8 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Eyam, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Sphalerite

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