Classic old Pitcher Field (Tri State District) Galena. An esthetic cluster of grey patina cubes with modified corners on a drusy Sphalerite covering the Chert matrix. In excellent condition, the Galena arrangement is very three dimensional and the cube at the top on the tower is 2 CM in diameter. The backside of the matrix is covered with larger Sphalerites some of which are red and lustrous. The Tri state area was an incredibly productive zone into the early 1960 period when it shut down. At the time these specimens were plentiful (although better pieces were always much less common). Today these are all long gone and good esthetic material is quite rare. Far better in person, this is not at all average.
From the classic Tri-state locale of Pitcher, this is an esthetic, textbook perfect specimen with incredible form. The elongated cube main crystal has a fine gunmetal luster and color, but it is wonderfully decorated with oriented octahedral Galenas that are perfectly aligned across the faces. The geometry and architecture of this specimen is incredible, it is in excellent condition. This comes from early mining prior to the 1930's, and is far better in person.
A much better than average tri-state classic, ex John Marshall collection. Crystals to 3.6 CM on a thin matrix plate range in color from translucent ruby-red to black. Pitcher Field produced huge numbers of Sphalerites 40+ years ago, it is now rare to see good ones. In fine condition, well-composed and far more attractive than is typical.