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MD-236656
Galkhaite
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
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Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfosalt and this is an excellent thumbnail example. Lustrous, gemmy, dark blood-red galkhaite crystals are richly scattered on the vuggy matrix from the Getchell Mine of Nevada. The largest crystals, to 2 mm, are very attractively concentrated at the top, center of the specimen. This piece is from small finds in the late 1970s stashed until recent years by the mine geologist.