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SOLD Chalcopyrite and Galena with Sphalerite
stock #SOLD 15.1-175
9th of September Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
9.3 x 7 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 23

Superb esthetics and in perfect condition, this cluster of fine Sulphide crystals displays well from any angle. We have been huge fans of the Galenas from Madan, Bulgaria, we think they are the world's best and can be found in many habits. When lustrous sharp golden Chalcopyrites are mixed in with gunmetal color Galena the combo of metallic colors is especially choice. Such well-balanced pieces are especially desirable. This from a find about 7 years ago at the 9th of September Mine in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, these are one of the mineral world's best values for quality and price. Far better in person too.

Galena- skeletal and chain growths with Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite and Quartz
stock #17.1-688
9th of September Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
6.9 x 4.5 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Pre Holiday 2017

Amazing form! The Galenas here show many unusual habits, the epitaxial chains are most eyecatching but the hoppered and skeletal crystals are also very fine. Remarkable too is the lack of any visible damage. We have handled a lot of fine Bulgarian specimens but this one stands out as a very choice piece for esthetics and combinations of well crystallized but bizzare forms. From finds in 2014 I have not seen any newer material quite like this.