Sphalerite, Galena
Septemvri mine (Deveti Septemvri mine), Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm
This combination is best known and classic from the Commodore Mine in Colorado, but here it is in a specimen from Bulgaria! - and with a special twist - note the bizarre skeletal galena, particularly the one at the edge of the specimen where natural etching has left these two former crystal edges sticking up like arms off the specimen! Other crystals have indentations, curves and all sort of weird distortions. The sphalerites came later.