Fluorite and Sphalerite on Galena

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 05/29/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A sharp, splendent, metallic-gray, galena cube is richly peppered with tiny, gemmy, rubyjack sphalerite crystals and beautifully accented with a corner corsage of classic, glassy, light purple fluorite cubes to 1.2 cm. The galena is pristine and you barely notice, that the large fluorite cube has a single gentle corner cleave. Good crystallized cubic galenas were never that common from Elmwood and this is an excellent and very showy combination specimen from this famous locale. Valued at $400.

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