|Dimensions (mm)||38 x 25 x 21mm|
|Weight (carats)||100.85 carats|
SPHALERITE, CALCITE, PYRITE, QUARTZ, CHLORITE, GALENA MIXED SPECIMEN
ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT
MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE PHOTOS REVEAL
ORIGIN : MADAN, BULGARIA
Madan, in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, just north of the frontier with Greece, is an ancient ore-miners’ settlement.
The history of mining in the Madan region extends back at least as far as the Thracians in the fifth century B.C.
where the extraction of lead ore
A wonderful example featuring black Sphalerite, shiny golden Pyrite annd micro terminated Quartz crystals along with well formed UV reactive Manganoan Calcite which glows a delightful sweet color under long
wave ultraviolet light
(see pictures). Specimen is interesting under magnification as there is detail to explore, can you spot the Sphalerite crystals with the defined faces and edges, view the micro Quartz crystals with the green Chlorite. Although crystals are visible to the naked eye,
specimen requires magnification in order to enjoy the crystal structures. Specimen would look delightful in a UV display. Will
be a wonderful addition to any mineral or rock collection.
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Definitely electric blue. shape looks like it might resemble anything, a bird seen from a distance, it's that blue
stunned by the cut. I didn't realize typical approaches might obscure malachite, it should be treated like the finest emeralds. The color is better. Thank you so much.
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