• Galena
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  • Galena
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Galena

$250.00   €229  £190.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17312
The still operational Cloud Hill quarry at Breedon on the Hill in Leicestershire has become a modern classic because of the excellent mineral specimens it has produced over recent years. Galena is not that common and this small miniature is a typical example, formed from several intergrown crystals, all distorted from the cube to a pseudo-orthorhombic habit. The light grey Galena crystals have rough matt faces; a result of natural etching and probable micro-crystals of Cerussite on their surfaces yet coated in an oxidised layer. This specimen was collected from a mineralised cavern (speleothem) exposed in the quarry face in September 2007.

Details

Dimensions
3.3 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Cloud Hill Quarry, Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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