Galena (Skeletal) With Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite
19th of September Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm
A sharp 9 mm cube, hoppered throughout, perched on chalcopyrite! As my friend John Veevaert found out and reported in his show report elsewhere, "it was mentioned to me that these were actually found about 20 years ago and ignored until someone in Bulgaria figured out how to remove the encasing clay without damaging the delicate features of these remarkable specimens. They are just absolutely incredible and easily the most impressive new thing here at the show."