Mirror shiny galena, quartz and chamosite

An extremely beautiful and rare specimen of mirror shiny skeletal developed galena, combined with Japanese law twin in quartz, and chamosite. There are „fingerprint „signs on the galena crystal, due to the desolvation process.

Twined galena crystals with quartz and chamosite

An incredible specimen of flat pseudohexagonal spinel law twinned galena crystals, slightly dissolved on the edges, followed by clear quartz crystals, and overgrowth by small spherulites of green chamosite

Galena on chalcopyrite

One perfect cabinet-size specimen of chalcopyrite overgrowth by well-developed skeletal galena crystals, lately strongly dissolved.

Chalcopyrite, sphalerite-matmatite, pyrite, galena, quartz and dolomite

One very attractive large cabinet size specimen of quartz, overgrowth by large chalcopyrite crystals in combination with sphalerite-marmatite and galena. In some parts, chalcopyrite is corroded by small pyrite crystals, which is common in this mine. In the last stages of crystallization dolomite, coated with limonite formed small round crystals of all previously crystallized minerals.
size 98 x 45 x 30 mm
„The 9th of September mine“, Madan, Bulgaria

Cluster of galena, sphalerite, pyrite, and thin needle quartz

One exceptional and very aesthetic cabinet size specimen of small cubic and very lustrous galena and pyrite crystals, covered by very thin clear small quartz crystals, very interesting arranged in the space, forming the starts like groups of crystals.

Quartz, chalcopyrite, sphalerite-marmatite and dolomite

One excellent miniature specimen of clear quartz crystals overgrowth  by several twined and very well terminated chalcopyrite crystals, followed by black and very lustrous sphalerite – marmatite tetrahedral crystals, covered by round yellow-orange dolomite