Anglesite, Galena, Quartz, Malachite
Miniature, 4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Blanchard Mine (Portalas-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
An unusually large and sharp pseudo for the location, where such replacements tend to be rather ugly, for lack of a better word. Not only is the crystal somewhat attractive, but it is on attractive matrix besides! The galena measures about 4 x 4 x 3 cm and is crystallized with octahedral modifications on each corner. It is partially replaced by the anglesite (some galena is obvious internally from a cleave on the lower-bottom face, though all other sides are undamaged. The specimen is invisibly repaired about the midppoint of the matrix, with the galena-bearing half joined back to the left half. I did not even notice this when I bought it from an old collection at the Detroit show, to tell you how little this bothers me in terms of aesthetics. fOR DISPLAY PURPOSES AND JUST ITS INTEREST VALUE, THIS IS DARNED GOOD! 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm