Chalcopyrite, Galena, Sphalerite
Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Cabinet, 12.5 x 11.2 x 4.9 cm
I think you can see from the photo how wonderfully unique this LARGE Eastern European combo specimen out of the Wein Collection is. This is largely due to the extremely unusual rounded faces of the galena crystals - not to be confused with non-crystallized, massive galena - the faces are just super-modified and shallow. On them sit crystals of brassy chalcopyrite, and here and there, sphalerites - which stand out against this backdrop of silky silver galena. Ex. Wein Collection (Stuttgart) .