Hedenbergite With Galena
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.3 cm
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Al Ordway

This specimen features a robust cluster of unusually fat and well developed hedenbergite crystals, attached to a crystallized mass of galena. I am told this dates to the 1940s or prior, from these classic mines. I have seen many small hedenbergites from here, remarkable for their sharpness. But this one is very impressive as a specimen overall, and is nice from any angle. ex Al Ordway collection. Joe Budd Photos