A funny specimen of „melted “ galena developed on quartz and presenting single cubic crystal, strongly dissolved in the last stage of mineralization process. Specimen has cut base.
Krushev Dol mine, Madan,Rhodope mountin, Bulgaria.
An Excellent specimen of large galena crystals on the tick galena base. Crystal forms are a combination between cubs and octahedrons, and in some parts could be seen the skeletal development of the octahedron faces. some shiny black sphalerite crystals are fallowed
Nice small specimen of galena crystals showing strong dissolution and followed by small chalcopyrite crystals
An interesting specimen showing one well-developed galena crystals on quartz, followed by small chalcopyrite crystals. In the end of mineralization process, galena and chalcopyrite were subject to strong oxidation and as result, chalcopyrite was coated by blue covelite.
An interesting specimen presenting very well shaped cubic galena crystals singenetically developed with black sphalerite on quartz. The surface of galena, shows specifical step growing patern.
A large galena crystals on quartz with sphalerite. Galena is slightly dissolved and covered by small, lustrous cubic pyrite crystals.
A very interesting specimen build of quartz, followed by galena particularly corrupted and exchanged by chalcopyrite, which also is dissolved in some parts by recrystallizing pyrite
large galena cubic crystals with mosaic grow marks on the faces, covered by thin quartz crystals followed by small octahedral chalcopyrite crystals
A large and very aesthetic specimen presenting large shiny galena crystals on sphalerite and quartz, followed by small chalcopyrite crystals. Galena crystals are developed with spiral growth and in some parts, it is not finished. In the end of the crystallization process, there was the dissolution of galena what cause rounding of the crystal edges.
Galena „floater“ crystal without contact with mother-rock, showing classical step growing what formed „hopper like crystals“