• Galena with Pyrite
  • Galena with Pyrite
  • Galena with Pyrite

Galena with Pyrite

$200.00   €200  £170.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32368
The lead sulphide, Galena, is one of those abundant species which can so readily be overlooked by collectors, but when crystals like this example are seen, it makes you want to collect nothing else! This specimen is from West Fork mine at Centerville in Reynolds County, Missouri, USA. It’s an amazing Galena, composed of one, ex-matrix crystal; a crystal elongated from the cube, forming a cuboid with corners modified to the octahedron. The rectangular display face of the crystal has a raised rim around all edges and within this, a flat, depressed plateaued centre is richly pervaded with perfectly formed, wedge and chisel-shaped Pyrite crystals of metallic dull gold. Such Pyrite crystals also line vugs in the Galena crystals’ outer faces, the vugs created by macro-sized dislocations in the crystal structure. An aesthetic, fascinating and fantastic miniature Galena and Pyrite.


3.6 × 4.9 × 3.0 cm
Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
West Fork Mine, Centerville, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Pyrite

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