• Galena
  • Galena
  • Galena


ID: CC28977
This rather gorgeous Galena, forming lustrous metallic silver octahedral crystals, is somewhat of an enigma. This is due its nebulous locality of simply “Cornwall” and its stunning complex crystallography and resulting morphology . Although Cornwall is not that well-known for well-crystallised Galena, it does have a great many localities where good specimens have been found. I could suggest [Herodsfoot mine, Lanreath], but please don’t take this as gospel; it is certainly worth detailed research from whoever next owns it. The crystals are up to 1.3 cm across, with every individual face built from nested triangular crystals with a brilliant lustre. The Galena is on a mid-grey Killas (metamorphic rock of sedimentary origin) matrix with a subtle foliation and is interspersed by ribbons of small, drusy Quartz crystals. The specimen is accompanied with two splendid and extremely old labels.

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2.8 × 5.3 × 3.7 cm
Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Cornwall, England

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