• Quartz with Calcite and Galena
Calcite

Quartz with Calcite and Galena

$850.00   €781  £650.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21260
The vast lead-zinc-silver deposits which form the Madan ore field in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria produce spectacular specimens and although only several species make it through to the collector, those which do are often spectacular.  Quartz is fairly common, but thick transparent prisms like in this fine cabinet specimen are more unusual.  Well terminated hexagonal Quartz crystals up to over 4 cm tall and 1 cm wide form a slightly splayed hedgehog spray radiating from a matrix of massive Galena.  The Quartz is colourless to yellowish-smoky grey and is preferentially coated on three of the six faces with snow white equant Calcite crystals.  This is a superb Quartz with Calcite from the Madan mining district, an area which has been in near-constant production since Roman times and still has many working mines today.

Details

Dimensions
10.3 × 12.7 × 7.3 cm
Categories
Calcite, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Galena, Quartz

Related Mineral Specimens

Calcite included by Boulangerite
$12,500
 Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe
A somewhat different form of Calcite included by Boulangerite from the Herja Mine, Romania....
Arsenopyrite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite
$1,500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An attractive arrangement of metallic silvery crystals of Arsenopyrite with some black Sphalerite...
Fluorite on Quartz
$500
 Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia
Gemmy lustrous crystals of Fluorite displaying purple colour zoning to great advantage from the...
Fluorapatite on Tetrahedrite with Galena and Pyrite
$400
 Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
A rare combination specimen of Fluorapatite on sulphides from the Julcani District in Peru. ...