Dragon Minerals - Update July 28, 2019

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Galena - $12
Madan Ore Field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
Small cabinet - 7.1 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm (2.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches)
262 grams (0.58 grams)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

Here we have a mound of fairly bright and lustrous galena crystals, with fascinating hopper, stepped, and 'melted' growth features. Individual crystals reach about 1.5 cm. Flipping the specimen to the back we see the galenas have grown on a matrix of pyrite and quartz. On the back we also see an incipient crack which has been stabilized with a bead of glue. Some cleaves are noted, mostly limited to the edges. Displays horizontally nicely on its naturally flat back. If you prefer a vertical position you'll need a stand for stability. A very typical but still interesting Madan galena specimen.

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