Sphalerite, Galena
Santo Domingo Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.5 x 6.0 cm
A 3.4 cm, highly lustrous, twinned, stepped-growth face, jet-black sphalerite crystal crowns this fine sphalerite and galena specimen from recent finds at the Santa Eulalia District of Mexico. Part of the "melted look" galena crystal looks like a "feather" on top of the large sphalerite crystal. The rest of the unusual galena crystal is revealed on the back side of the piece. Bands of tiny calcite crystals are a nice accent on this fine combination specimen.