Native Lead
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm
Ex. Harvard Museum
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Only a few localities in all the world have ever produced crystallized specimens of Native Lead, and Langban, Sweden is the most famous of these localities for lead crystals. With subhedral, elongated crystals up to 2 cm, this thumbnail is much sharper, by far, than most Lead specimens. It is sharp, and worthy of any display collection, while most are simply "lumpy" in appearance and look burned. Here, the luster is actually good, with a bit of drusy sparkle along with decent reflectivity.This is old and classic material, and a very good specimen for what it is. Ex Harvard Museum to Phil Scalisi in 1983, and then a few dealers and a few years later to Tom Gressman where it remained until the previous owner. This is an important competitive thumbnail of a species that is important, and yet simply rarely occurs as beautiful specimens.