Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
A druse of calcite and galena forms the matrix for a large, superb, euhedral crystal of galena, 4 cm across. The color of the galena is battleship gray with muted luster. It is very unusual to find the simple cubic habit of galena here, for whatever reasons, and the sheer simplicity of the crystal habit makes it leap out at you, especially for the locality.