Description

    Galena and Sphalerite
    Trepča Stan Terg Mine (Stari Trg Mine; Trepča Mine; Stan Trg Mine)
    Trepča complex, Trepča valley, Kosovska Mitrovica
    District of Kosovska Mitrovica
    Kosovo

    This amazing two-tone metallic piece features several massive and well-formed crystals of dark, grayish Sphalerite atop a shiny coating of "tin-foil" Galena. The matrix is an unusual nodule of earthy rock, and the obverse side exhibits a huge vein of shiny Galena as though residing in the core of the matrix. This one is impressive from both sides. This unusual and stunning example comes from an unlikely locality in Kosovo. The large and extremely heavy assemblage is in good condition overall.
    Overall Measurements: 7.09 x 5.91 x 3.54 inches (18.00 x 15.00 x 9.00 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $700 - $1,000.

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    4th Saturday
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