Galena with Calcite
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
6.9 x 6.4 (cabinet)
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.
Wulfenite w. minor Cerrusite
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region,
5 x 4 CM (miniature)
Brilliant red-orange wulfenites to 2.3 CM are packed together on a small shard of gossan matrix. Fantastic luster and overll very eyecatching! For such a delicate piece this is in rather good condition, the largest prominent crystals are nearly pristine. There is some typical broken edges on the smaller crystals and at the edges, but this can be displayed to feature the better areas. An excellent example of this style of Wulfenite and unquestionably a very attractive specimen.