Galena on Quartz
Miniature, 5.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
Pfonnenberg, Siegerland, Germany
This piece features 2 simply exquisite cuboctahedral galena crystals, highly modified, to 2.25 cm in size. It has minor sphalerite in association. It is a rare locality piece made all the better by the fact that the galenas are well-situated on a sparkling, snow-white quartz druse. The trim job is pretty darned good too - overall, making this one of the better galena miniatures I have had from any locality, old classic or not.