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RM302   Pyromorphite

Gute Hoffnung Mine, Bleibuir, Mechernich, Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The color is exceptional in this pyromorphite specimen from this German mine. On a sandstone matrix a layer of prismatic crystals and some more barrel-shaped. Two generations are observed distinguishable by color crystals. Brilliance and well defined faces and edges. A sample for pyromorphite collectors.


Size: 10,2 x 8,4 x 3,5 cm
Main crystal: 2 mm.
Found in 2010

Precio reducido-Reduced price 65€
 

RM1100   Galena with dolomite and chalcopyrite

Dörnberg Mine, Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

This excellent specimen of galena comes from a classic ancient German lead-zinc mine. It shows a group of cubic crystals, interpenetrated, truncated by the octahedron and also by the trapezohedron. Good metallic color and luster, perfectly disposed on a matrix of dolomite crystals peppered by tiny chalcopyrite. It is a perfect miniature collected in the 60s, a German classic.

 


Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 16 x 15 mm.
Found in 1965.

 

RM1099   Galena with dolomite and chalcopyrite

Dörnberg Mine, Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

This excellent specimen of galena comes from a classic ancient German lead-zinc mine. It shows a group of cubic crystals, interpenetrated. Good metallic color and luster, perfectly disposed on a matrix of dolomite crystals peppered by tiny chalcopyrite. It is a perfect miniature collected in the 60s, a German classic.


Size: 4.0 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 12 mm.
Found in 1965.

 

RM1531   Galena with tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite and siderite

Pfannenberger Einigkeit Mine, Salchendorf, Neunkirchen, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The galena specimens from this classic German mine are known for the size of the crystals and twins. In this sample both characteristics are fulfilled. We can observe interpenetrated crystals according to the spinel twin law and other crystals shoewing the cube and octahedron faces. On matrix with tetrahedrite crystals partially covered by brilliant chalcopyrite and some siderite. They stand out for their size and quality. On a matrix with pyrite and siderite crystals.
This piece is from the collection of Renaud Vochten (1933-2012), a well-known Belgian collector of mineralogical rarities and it was in the collection of the University of Gent. An unusual opportunity to get an excellent sample of this classic European mine.


Size: 9.0 x 6.8 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 32 x 25 mm.
Found in ±1996

Excol. Gent University - Excol Renaud Vochten


 
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