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RM1786   Galena

Los Guindos mine, Cerro del Guindo, La Carolina, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain

Rich group of galena crystals those show facets of the cube, octahedron and dodecahedron in the edges. Very bright and interpenetrated, with a good size. They are accompanied by small crystals of quartz and pyrite. Specimens from these classic mines are difficult to see today. These mines are located in the mining area of La Carolina; the village of El Guindo is located about 8 kilometers from La Carolina, on the road to the also mining town of El Centenillo. The town is located next to the mine shafts of El Guindo and La Manzana, which constituted two of the most important works in the area.

Size: 9.5 x 8.0 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 25 x 25 mm.

Col. Jordi Povill (Olesa de M.) No. 2096
Classic locality