Galena and Quartz
Bottino Mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Large Cabinet, 19.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
Exceptionally large plate of hundreds of Galena crystals, interspersed with both Quartz and Calcite crystals. The Galenas, which are both singles and intergrown clusters, are cubes with corners modified by the octahedron. The largest single is about 1 cm across. This is one of the richest specimens I have seen from this interesting historic locality and it comes with a very old label.