Spinel-twinned Galena and Quartz

Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts, Bulgaria
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/19/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very showy, two-sided combination specimen from the Krushev Dol Mine of the famous Madan District of Bulgaria. A "forest" of lustrous, lightly frosted, translucent quartz crystals to 3.5 cm "supports" what appears to be a fallen over complex, lustrous, metallic-gray, spinel-twinned galena crystal. The composition of this two-sided piece is facinating and the couple of broken quartz crystals on the end are really not much of a detraction to this fine piece.

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