Mirror lustrous galena and quartz

One perfect specimen presenting clear quartz crystals overgrowth by large, single galena crystal with very specifical desolvation „fingerprint“ developed on mirror lustrous crystal faces.

Galena, quartz, chamosite

An amazing specimen presenting a mirror lustrous strongly dissolved galena crystals, overgrowth by thin clear quartz crystals and covered by green small spherulites of chamosite.

Galena, chalcopyrite, pyrite and quartz

An excellent cabinet size specimen of galena, overgrowth by chalcopyrite tetrahedral crystals. The chalcopyrite is internally dissolved and replaced particularly by pyrite – small pyrite crystals cut the surface of the mother chalcopyrite crystals. The second generation of a galena-bearing solution formed a large galena crystal, which covered most of the chalcopyrite crystals, but some of the ends of these crystals stay out. At the end of the crystalization process, the white quartz overgrowth all of the early formed crystals.

Sphalerite-marmatite, galena and pyrite

A very attractive, aesthetic specimen of galena and pyrite lustrous crystals, overgrowth by extremely lustrous, well-shaped black sphalerite crystals with tetrahedral habit. In marmatite, there are several twinned crystals.

Galena, quartz, sphalerite-marmatite and chalcopyrite

One excellent, large cabinet size specimen, of quartz, overgrowth by large, very well-developed galena crystals segmented formation, followed by chalcopyrite and black sphalerite-marmatite. Galena is strongly dissolved in the last stages of crystallization, forming fingerprint signs.

Chalcopyrite, Galena, sphalwrite-marmatite, quartz and rhodochrosite

One unique specimen of galena, overgrowth by large bright chalcopyrite crystals with very aesthetic striation on the crystal faces and followed by quartz and black sphalerite – marmatite. In the end of the crystallization process crystalized several beautiful hallow rhodochrosite crystals, following the shape of dissolved calcite crystals.

Galena, sphalerite-marmatite, quartz, chalcopyrite and pyrite

One stunning large cabinet size specimen of black, lustrous sphalerite-marmatite large crystals developed on clear quartz, overgrowth by very well crystallized galena crystals – a combination of cub and octahedron, with mirror lustrous crystal faces. Galena is overgrowth by large chalcopyrite crystals, lately dissolved and replaced internally by small pyrite crystals.

Rhodochrosite, quartz, pyrite, galena, sphalerite and stilbite

An outstanding cabinet size specimen of pyrite, galena, and sphalerite overgrowth by small clear quartz crystals covered by rhodochrosite. At the end of the crystallization process, on top of all minerals were developed small double-terminated stilbite crystals.

Transparent green sphalerite- cleophane, galena quartz and pyrite

#1787
One amazing, large cabinet size specimen of cubic galena crystals, strongly dissolved and rounded, overgrowth, by small quartz clusters, pyrite and very aesthetic transparent isometric sphalerite – cleophane crystals with green color.
size 128 x 60 x 48 mm
Krushev dol mine, Madan, Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria.