Galena (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

For one of the more common sulfides worldwide, Galena was not seen in great quantity from Tsumeb. I have only seen a handful of decent Galena specimens in my life from this mine! This piece features one predominant silvery-grey colored cuboctahedron of Galena sitting atop cleaved Galena crystal matrix. Not a killer miniature, but a good reference specimen of this infrequently seen sulfide.

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