Galena – “Melted” Crystal Habits from the Madan Ore Field


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This galena is from the Septemvri Mine in the Madan ore field in the Rhodope Mts of Bulgaria. This area contains five ore bodies containing three different mines. It contains 15 different mineral species including galena. which is a sulfide that contains the elements Pb and S. This is This specimen is an excellent piece consisting of a matrix that is covered with chlorite crystals, calcite crystals, quartz crystals and re-crystallized ( “melted” ) galena crystals. The galena has well defined urface details and a sub-metallic luster. This piece measures 2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 74 x 59 x 40 mm.

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Weight9 oz

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