• Galena on Dolomite
  • Galena on Dolomite
  • Galena on Dolomite
  • Galena on Dolomite
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Galena on Dolomite

$2,000.00   €1,820  £1,630.00 approx.  

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ID: CC20275
A magnificent and beautifully crystallised Galena on Dolomite from Rupprichsroth, Cologne, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  Just what or where Rupprichsroth is in the vicinity of Cologne is unknown, but the this locality is clearly written on the label dated II/16/12 (the II is upper case i’s), presumably 16th February 1912.  The Galena crystals take many forms of the cuboctahedron, with many modifications and range from a few mm to 2 cm in diameter.  The metallic silver crystals average about 1 cm in diameter, or just over, and all have a very bright lustre.  The Galena sits on a bed of cream-tan saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals interspersed with micro-crystals of brilliant glassy Quartz. A spectacular cabinet specimen from this enigmatic location close to Cologne.

Details

Dimensions
11.5 × 9.5 × 4.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dolomite, Galena, Dolomite

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