Dims: 3.4 x 2.7 x 1.6" (8.6 x 6.9 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 11.7 oz. (1.239 kg)
Reynolds County, Missouri, U.S.A.
This hand specimen consists of a single large Galena crystal that is in reasonably good condition. It shows definite abrasions on a few edges and corners and appears to be cleaved on two faces- however, though these cleaved faces have a brighter metallic luster than the intact ones, the luster is partly dulled, making me believe that the breakage occurred prior to mining. The undamaged faces and edges show good cubic crystal form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that show heavy patterning. The crystal has the classic dark gray color and high density of its species and is accompanied by only a small amount of the original brown shale host rock.