||Galena (exceptional spinel twins) with Quartz
Krushev Dol Mine
8.9 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
Simply incredible! A perfect series of parallel growth spinel twin galenas with mirror bright luster are grouped esthetically and decorated with contrasting white quartz crystals. This is from the find in 2010 and is one of the top examples for its size. To me, the better Bulgarian Spinel twins are the most attractive ever, far eclipsing the Russian examples. This specimen was selected from the best of the find and is far, far better than most that have made it to the market. The form is a thin, delicate flattened geometric structure like an architectural model of a futuristic city. This galena is also complete and undamaged, a real miracle, and every major quartz crystal is perfect too, some tiny quartz have damage but are not easy to see. Stunning in person, but very hard to photograph with the brilliant metallic luster. All in all this is a killer display specimen worthy of any top collection!