Galena (Spinel Twinned) with Quartz
Cabinet, 11.0 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm
Krushov Dol Mine, Madan District, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

A large mound is just smothered with splendent, spinel twinned, crystals, to 2.7 cm across, of metallic and lustrous galena. These mirror-bright crystals are associated with colorless, quartz crystals, to 3.4 cm in length. Very dramatic and showy specimen from the late 1990s and early 2000s finds here! The luster is phenomenal in person and hard to convey in photos.