• Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite
  • Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite

Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite

$7,500.00   €6,138  £5,300.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21439
A magnificent cluster of excellent Galena spinel-twins from the Nikolaevskiy mine at Dal'negorsk in the Far-Eastern Region of Russia.  Adding to what is already an amazing specimen, large crystals of lustrous black spinel-twined Sphalerite and drusy clusters of creamy white Calcite add contrast and highlights to a wonderful aesthetic.  The highly lustrous Galena crystals measure up to at least 3 cm on edge and form a variety of habits including modified cuboctahedrons.  The Sphalerite is also superb displaying nested equilateral triangular growth patterns with a brilliant metallic lustre.  The Nikolaevskiy mine opened in 1982 working a limestone-hosted sulphide deposit.  Large solution cavities within the limestone have provided sufficient accommodation space to allow the development of world-class specimens making this one of the world’s best crystallised sulphide localities.  A stunning Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite form Nikolaevskiy mine in Russia.  Please note an additional charge may have to be made for postage due to this specimen’s weight.


11.4 × 14.0 × 7.3 cm
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Galena, Sphalerite

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