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Galena Mineral Specimen.

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Galena Mineral Specimen.

Lot 0448 Details

Description
A mass of well-formed galena crystals from the famous deposits in the Rodopi Mountain region of Bulgaria, with minor pyrite, quartz, and sphalerite, and dotted with tiny rosettes of rhodochrosite (?). See Bonewitz, Dr. Ronald Louis, Rocks & Minerals, 2008, p.130. 1.29 kg, 16cm (6 1/4"). Property of a Gloucestershire gentleman; inherited from his grandfather. There are around 80 mines for lead and zinc in the area whose reserves are among the largest in Europe. Found Rodopi Mountain region; collected 1930-1990 by the late Marin Savov of Pamporovo, Bulgaria. [No Reserve]
Condition
Extremely fine condition.
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Galena Mineral Specimen.

Estimate £30 - £40
Jan 14, 2017
Starting Price £5
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0448: Galena Mineral Specimen.

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Est. £30 - £40Starting Price £5
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Sat, Jan 14, 2017 04:00 AM
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Lot 0448 Details

Description
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A mass of well-formed galena crystals from the famous deposits in the Rodopi Mountain region of Bulgaria, with minor pyrite, quartz, and sphalerite, and dotted with tiny rosettes of rhodochrosite (?). See Bonewitz, Dr. Ronald Louis, Rocks & Minerals, 2008, p.130. 1.29 kg, 16cm (6 1/4"). Property of a Gloucestershire gentleman; inherited from his grandfather. There are around 80 mines for lead and zinc in the area whose reserves are among the largest in Europe. Found Rodopi Mountain region; collected 1930-1990 by the late Marin Savov of Pamporovo, Bulgaria. [No Reserve]
Condition
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Extremely fine condition.

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