Galena (Twinned) With Quartz and Siderite
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
This is a very complexly crystallized galena specimen, quite mesmerizing in person, with an acecnting drapery of siderite. THe old label notes that there are some twinned crystals here, and seems to indicate that the piece was illustrated, naming page and figure number for a book or article. This is a fine, aesthetic, AND classic old example of galena from this important mining district. Noteably, good galena is actually more rare on the market today from Freiberg than silver minerals, because so little of it was saved compared to silver species.