• Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
  • Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
  • Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
  • Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
  • Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
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Wurtzite with Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz

$650.00   €601  £500.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19754
This rich combination of species is built up from an underlying core of massive Sphalerite capped with a 1 cm layer of Galena. The surface of the Galena is covered with bright metallic silver Galena crystals with, what is often termed, a ‘melted-look’. This produces smooth, rounded crystals, some showing etched contour lines about their circumference. The Galena has a dazzling metallic lustre causing the specimen to glitter. Amongst these are equant black Sphalerite crystals, faces of which commonly have a golden-yellow to greenish-yellow translucency. Overgrowing much of the Galena and Sphalerite are druses of micro-crystalline Quartz, themselves coated in even finer microcrystals of reddish-brown Wurtzite. An excellent specimen from the Příbram mining district in the Czech Republic.

Details

Dimensions
6.7 × 6.0 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Wurtzite

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