Sphalerite, Galena
2nd Sovietskii Mine (2nd Sovietskiy Mine), Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Cabinet, 10.9 x 7.2 x 5.0 cm
A very fine, well-crystallized cabinet specimen from Dal'negorsk. The lustrous galena crystals, to 3.5 cm, appear to be naturally etched or have the "melted look." The large galena is hoppered. Richly scattered are sharp, lustrous, blocky, black, twinned sphalerite crystals to 3.1 cm. Nearly complete-all-around, this is exceptionally free of damage. Said to have been mined in September, 2002. Ex. Minette Collection # WW559 with data card.