Dragon Minerals - Update November 16, 2018

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25746: Pyromorphite and Galena
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm (1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches)
Weight - 174 grams (0.38 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

The majority of this specimen is a bright galena crystal, trying to be cubic, but also showing areas with a 'melted' appearance commonly seen on galena from Madan. It is the patches of deep green pyromorphite crust -- an unusual Madan association -- which makes this specimen particularly interesting. (There are no Madan pyromorphite photos on Mindat.) Minor cleaves noted on one face, but otherwise no damage to speak of.







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