Galena (superb crystal) on Dolomite

Stari Trg Mine, Trepča complex, Trepča valley, Mitrovica, Mitrovica District, Kosovo
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.7 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 09/15/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/22/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A fine quality Galena from the famous Stari Trg Mine at Trepča (in the former Yugoslavia) featuring a prominent, 5.3 cm razor-sharp, very well-formed, metallic, dark silvery colored cuboctahedral crystal sitting on rhombic, white Dolomite matrix. The piece is in great condition on the display side, but it's not complete on the back. I should also point out that the base of the specimen has some saw marks where it was trimmed. A beautiful example from older finds in the 1990s. The piece is about as showy and eye-catching as any other I've seen from the locale. We had this piece priced at $4,500 in the inventory.