Galena, iridescent Chalcopyrite and Quartz

Borieva Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts, Bulgaria
Cabinet, 14.0 x 11.0 x 10.0 cm
Start Time: 11/12/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/19/2009 6:54:17 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An impressive CABINET combination specimen from the Borieva Mine at Madan. One end of this dramatic piece is highlighted by iridescent, golden, magenta and peacock-blue, chalcopyrite crystals to 2.5 cm. Sharp, cuboctahedral galena crystals to 2.8 cm, with fine gunmetal luster are aesthetically nested in sprays of quartz crystals to over 3.0 cm. The galena and chalcopyrite crystals are in super shape and there are very few broken quartz crystals on this excellent, large, 3-dimensional specimen. Valued at $800-900. Classic Madan material and has many displayable views.

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