Galena with Chalcopyrite – Cuboctahedral Habit from Dal’negorsk

$36.00

This piece is from Dal’negorsk, Kavalerovo mining district, Primorkiy Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia. It is a large modified galena crystal that detached from the lining of a vug, or vein, of crystals. The rear of the piece is the former attachment point, of galena and sphalerite, and it appears to be healed surfaces. The front of the piece consists of the galena which has lightly etched surfaces and a metallic luster. The galena is accompanied on each end with iridescent sphalerite crystals. Druse quartz and small calcite crystals accent the piece. It measures 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches or 74 x 48 x 39 mm.

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Description

This galena is from Dal’negorsk, Kavalerovo mining district, Primorkiy Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia. This region contains nine known deposits in which 190 different minerals can be found including the sulfides galena and chalcopyrte. This specimen consists of a large modified galena crystal that detached from a vug or vein filled with a mixed variety of crystals. The rear of the piece is the former attachment point that is composed of galena and sphalerite and it appears to have healed surfaces. The front and top of the piece consists of the primary octahedral galena which has lightly etched or skeletal surfaces and a metallic luster. It is accompanied on each end with iridescent chalcopyrite crystals. Druse quartz and small calcite crystals accent the piece. It measures 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches or 74 x 48 x 39 mm.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz

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