Sphalerite, Quartz
Krushev dol deposit, Krushev dol mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm
Spikes of water-clear quartz crystals to 1.8 cm attractively crown an upright cluster of highly lustrous, striated, jet-black sphalerite crystals on this combination specimen from recent finds at the Madan District of Bulgaria. It is nearly pristine, for all its 3-dimensionality. Highly representative of the species and locality.