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Galena with Calcite
stock #8.1-448
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Madan, Bulgaria
6.9 x 6.4 (cabinet)
price: $225


The mines of Madan have produced some incredible and strange Galenas. This is certainly one unusual and attractive example. Galena crystal faces with growth hillocks and hoppered zones are like modern art, decorated with calcite rhombstacks and drusy aggregates. The Galena is mirror bright with gleaming luster. If you like interesting and esthetic galena this will be a welcome addition to your collection.
Sphalerite with Quartz
stock #8.1-439
Krushev Dol Mine
Madan, Bulgaria
10.4 x 7.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $325


As a rule, black Sphalerite is not a very desirable mineral, but this one is something special! Lusterous and sharp glassy Sphalerites to almost 3 CM are decorated with treelike growths of slender quartz crystals. In great condition and with killer esthetics, the Sphalerites are well positioned and show complex growth hillocks on many faces. Careful examination finds only minor edge wear on some sphalerites, nothing distracting from the impact of this piece. Great for this specie and exceptional for this famous mineral region!
SOLD Chalcopyrite (large elongated crystal)
stock #SOLD 8.1-442
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Madan, Bulgaria
6.2 x 4.4 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


A single, big, elongated chalcopyrite crystal showing fine striations and luster. Most faces are perfect and shiny, but there is slight chipping on a few edges, not significant given the size of the crystal. Although Chalcopyrite is a common mineral, crystals that are complete of this size are rare. Madan has produced a few superb examples.
Galena on Sphalerite
stock #8.1-443
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Madan, Bulgaria
8.4 x 6.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A sizable (4.4 CM) galena sits in a sea of lusterous Sphalerites. Clean and esthetic, the Galena has some hoppered areas and elaborate growth phase lines. Nice contrast and no damage on the display side.
Galena on Quartz
stock #8.1-396
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Madan, Bulgaria
7.1 x 5.7 (cabinet)
price: $380


Another gem from Madan, this is a shining Galena with outstanding form on a greenish quartz matrix. This large crystal (5.9 CM) has excellent hoppering on the triangular faces and the luster is fine. Sits well for display, there is no damage or chipping on the display face it is contacted in the back. It is possible to see a hairline crack in part of the Galena which is common at this locality, It is not damage per se but likely a side effect of cooling. If you like Galena you should love this one it is different and esthetic!
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