Dragon Minerals - Update November 16, 2018

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25568: Galena and Sphalerite
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Cabinet - 13.7 x 6.9 x 5.0 cm (5.4 x 2.7 x 2.0 inches)
Weight - 486 grams (1.07 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

The bulk of this specimen consist of intergrown, complex but lustrous, black sphalerite crystals reaching about 1.2 cm. Scattered among the sphalerite are a few matte gray galena crystals, some having a 'melted' morphology. The galena crystal clusters reach about 2.5 cm across. One galena cluster has trivial edgewear but no significant damage is noted. Sits as shown for display on its naturally flat base.

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