• Valentinite with Sphalerite, Galena and Quartz
  • Valentinite with Sphalerite, Galena and Quartz
  • Valentinite with Sphalerite, Galena and Quartz

Valentinite with Sphalerite, Galena and Quartz

ID: CC18291
Although the wonderful label accompanying this large miniature proves it is from an old collection, its appearance undoubtedly confirms this. It is strange how such old-time pieces from pre-twentieth century collections have a certain look, but they so often do. A Galena matrix tarnished with age to a dark sooty grey patina is overgrown by Sphalerite and Quartz crystals, plus an approximately 2.5 x 1 cm coverage of cream laths of crystallised Valentinite with a silky lustre. Valentinite is an antimony oxide. The base of the specimen is coated with 1 mm Sphalerite crystals varying from opaque black to semi-transparent burnt tangerine and claret red. The antiquarian label is written in Italian (I think) and perfectly complements this lovely specimen.

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5.3 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm
Latest Additions, Oxides and Hydroxides, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Quartz, Sphalerite, Valentinite

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