Galena, Siderite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Another beautiful old 1800s-era combination piece, from the famous finds at Neudorf that produced the most desirable (and pricey) galena crystals of their day. To this day, the form and habit of these galena crystals makes them still as desirable, and they are very hard to come by. This collection was rich in such pieces, including this one with galena to 1.5 cm on matrix with brilliantly sparkling quartz and siderite. A gorgeous combination piece from this classic find, much more colorful and displayable than many.