Galena With Pyrite
Silvermines, County Tipperary, Ireland
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Marilyn Dodge
These wonderful intergrown Galenas are from a small, but very well known, locality in Ireland. The luster is very good, but what makes this such a great specimen are the dodecahedral modifications. Normally, the rhombal faces are square, with the hexagonal faces nowhere close to equilateral. Here, it is reversed! The hexagonal faces are virtually equilateral with the minor faces as perfect rectangles. This is such a great specimen for luster, aesthetics, and habit!