Galena, Marcasite, Chalcopyrite
Olkusz, Olkusz District, Malopolskie, Poland
Large Cabinet, 17.4 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
During his years living in Poland, collector Dave Stoudt was able to purchase a variety of specimens that have been little seen on the American market and amassed a remarkable collection of Polish specimens here in Texas. This is a galena specimen that simply does not look like one from anywhere else! It is a very large plate of heavy, golden/sparkly marcasite with chalcopyrite, on which have formed maybe 3 dozen galena crystals of around 1.5 cm. Tiny chalcopyrites add a golden sparkle to the galena crystals.