Galena, Siderite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
The old label seems to indicate an origin in 1874, and aesthetically I just cannot believe that this beautiful plate survived so well! Sharp crystals to 1.25 cm of classic Neudorf, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany galena are emplaced on beautiful siderite, sparkling quartz, and very 3-dimensional. The siderite is translucent and sharp. This is one of the most stunningly aesthetic Neudorf, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany pieces I have seen. I have seen a number of them, as well, at the Munich show and elsewhere priced at 5000 euros and up when in this quality, and undamaged. This one is pristine except for a slight cleave on one lower siderite.