Galena With Dolomite
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
Numerous SHARP crystals of matte-black, octahedral galena to 1.2 cm in length are nestled in a vug of massive galena. For a color contrast there are a few crystals of ivory colored dolomite to accent them. Octahedral crystals of galena from Tsumeb are particularly rare though for odd reasons ANY galena in crystallized form is extremely uncommon from this mine despite its overall production tonnage of galena ore. So, to get a really good galena, good enough to go with a display-quality Tsumeb collection, is harder than you might at first think!