• Spessartine Garnet in Galena
  • Spessartine Garnet in Galena
  • Spessartine Garnet in Galena
  • Spessartine Garnet in Galena
  • Spessartine Garnet in Galena
  • Spessartine Garnet in Galena
Silicates

Spessartine Garnet in Galena

$7,500.00   €6,319  £5,700.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20167
Spessartine Garnet in Galena is one of the most readily recognisable specimens from the world-famous mines at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia.  Such specimens are always spectacular because of the strange juxtaposition of glassy red garnet crystals within a matrix of metallic silver Galena, but this small beauty is breath-taking.  About ten Spessartine crystals are partly embedded in the Galena, of which three large and beautifully developed stand out.  The glassy and lustrous dodecahedral crystals appear a very dark, burnt cherry-red and in general are fairly opaque.  However, certain faces and edges do have translucent patches and against strong light transmit a stunning claret-red.  The two largest and showiest crystals measure roughly 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm.  A small patch of massive brassy-golden Chalcopyrite is visible on the front edge of the matrix.  A magnificent example of Spessartine Garnet in Galena from North mine at Broken Hill.

Details

Dimensions
6.8 × 3.7 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Silicates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Garnet, Spessartine

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