Dims: 3.0" x 2.0" x 2.0" (7.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 10.7 oz. (304 g)
Amax Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri, U.S.A.
This lovely hand specimen consists of hundreds of intergrown Galena crystals. Most of these are tiny, not measuring more than 0.1" (3 mm) in diameter, but at least 20 of them exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in all dimensions, and the largest has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5" (1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 mm). All are in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage on the piece, and they all have very good octahedral form with their tips often truncated by small cube-oriented faces. They have the standard dark-gray color, dull metallic luster, and opacity of Galena, and are dusted with a thin layer of superfine pyrite or chalcopyrite, giving some of the crystals a dull golden appearance. There is no host rock or other material on the specimen.