Galena – Mirror Bright Skeletal Crystals from Naica Mine


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These galena crystals are from Naica Mine in Naica, Saucillo. Chihuahua, Mexico. This area consists of mineralized sills and dykes that contain over 95 different minerals. Over one dozen mines have exploited the deposits in the past but now most are incorporated into the Naica Mine. The ores processed in the mine are primarily for the recovery of gold, silver and other metals including lead. Galena Is a lead sulfide that contains the elements Pb and S. This piece consists of attached and interpenetrating galena crystals with calcite crystals attached. The galena is complex with modified hoppered or skeletal habits. This piece measures 3 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches or 79 x 38 x 38 mm.

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Weight12 oz

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