Galena With Siderite
Cabinet, 10.0 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm
This is a remarkable, MUSEUM-QUALITY cabinet piece of SHARP, lustrous crystals of classic German galena to over 2.5 cm across, perched on golden siderite and white quartz! The crystals are really quite brilliant - better in person and set off nicely against the matrix! This locality is of course classic for the world-reknowned galenas, but so few have survived since the 1800's, and of those only a handful are truly large and significant specimens. Those who have seen this in person at the Denver show ranked it as one of the finest known, and certainly as the best on the private collector market today. Admittedly, it sold at the show right off, but I wanted to post these photos here to show off how good this collection is, and how passionate about his German suite he was.