• Galena with Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz and Siderite
  • Galena with Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz and Siderite

Galena with Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz and Siderite

$400.00   €388  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32125
For just $400 this complex cabinet specimen of Galena with Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz and Siderite will engage your attention for a disproportionate time, with its numerous crystal habits, textures, colours and lustres! Essentially it’s a Galena from the richly mineralised Dalnegorsk mining district in the Far-Eastern Region of Russia; but what a incredible Galena! The underlying matrix is that of massive bright silver Galena over which Galena has crystalised in various habits, the crowning glory of which is a parallel set of 2.5 cm tall by 3.5 cm wide pseudohexagonal crystals. I think I can spot several spinel twins and many crystals have the ‘melted Galena’ appearance surrounded by skeletal and hopper habits. The Sphalerite forms as black crystals to 2 cm with a feint greenish cast. The odd brassy Chalcopyrite crystal can be spotted amongst 3 to 4 mm tall opaque milky Quartz crystals, while a preferential coating of light biscuit tan Siderite covers much of the back.


8.0 × 10.5 × 6.7 cm
Carbonates, Latest Additions, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcopyite, Galena, Quartz, Siderite, Sphalerite

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