Dims:2.2x1.8x1.3" (5.6x4.6x3.3 cm)
Wt: 3.5oz. (100g)
Sunshine Tunnels, Hansonburg Mining District, Socorro cty., New Mexico
Lying atop a bed of drusy quartz, a perfect galena crystal formed. This crystal was in turned coated by very sparkly microcrystalline quartz. Finally, acicular sprays of linarite covered about one-third of the exposed galena crystal. The effect is extremely aesthetic. The galena crystal measures slightly more than 0.3" (0.8cm) on a side, and crystals of linarite reach 0.2" (0.5cm) in length. This specimen is undamaged.