Anglesite, Galena
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Water-clear, glassy anglesite blades to 1.0 cm are attractively set in a vug of massive, specular galena on this showy old-time piece from a classic Italian locality - Monteponi in Sardinia. Highly representative of the species and historic locale. Accompanied by an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I.