• Galena on Fluorite
  • Galena on Fluorite
  • Galena on Fluorite
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Galena on Fluorite

$450.00   €409  £340.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19516
A terrific bright silver Galena (lead sulphide) crystal measuring 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm set in a miniature bed of colourless translucent Fluorite, speckled with bright brassy micro-Chalcopyrite crystals. From the ancient and historic mining district around Freiberg in Saxony, Germany, the Galena crystal is the upper half of a truncated cuboctahedron with a 5 x 5 mm square top cubic face (001) and four diverging octahedral faces (111, etc.). The octahedral faces exhibit further intricate crystallography forming an aligned triangular geometry.  Sub-mm cubes of transparent light purple Fluorite are scattered over parts of the Galena prism faces.  A fascinating and great miniature.

Details

Dimensions
5.0 × 4.0 × 2.1 cm
Categories
Locality
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena

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