Galena and Quartz
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 7.4 x 5.0 cm
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Ex. Herb Obodda
Outstanding Dalnegorsk Galena specimen, not only for the exceptional spinel-twinning but for the attractive associated Quartz, as well. The Galena grows in shiny, flat, hexagonal spinel twins up to 2.8 cm across, as well as modified cuboctahedrons. The luster is very good. The Quartz crystals are sparkly and lustrous, in either small balls or in slender stalks with distinct terminations. Most of the Quartz has an attractive orange tint. This is a choice, very aesthetic combination specimen from one of the world's great localities. Probably from the 1990s.