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Skeletal Galena -hoppered epitaxial forms
Ninth of September mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
3.2 x 3.1 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380


An incredible geometric maze made with interlocked stepped cubic crystal structures. A super thumbnail or toenail (it will fit in a TN box) from a 2018 find at the September Ninth Mine in Madan. This one shows intricate examples of epitaxial growth, hoppering and cubic stacking. This small find produced what may be the best ever hoppered skeletal Galena crystals. This is even more impressive in person, and displays well from most any angle. This specimen has some associated Sphalerite that acts a small matrix and gives contrast for the metallic Galena.




Skeletal Galena -hoppered epitaxial forms
Ninth of September mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
3.2 x 3.1 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380


An incredible geometric maze made with interlocked stepped cubic crystal structures. A super thumbnail or toenail (it will fit in a TN box) from a 2018 find at the September Ninth Mine in Madan. This one shows intricate examples of epitaxial growth, hoppering and cubic stacking. This small find produced what may be the best ever hoppered skeletal Galena crystals. This is even more impressive in person, and displays well from most any angle. This specimen has some associated Sphalerite that acts a small matrix and gives contrast for the metallic Galena.