Dims: 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.4" (8.1 x 6.6 x 6.1 cm)
Wt: 12.1 oz. (343 g)
Pleasant Ridge, Indiana, U.S.A.
Likely the only Galena piece from Indiana in our stock, this hand specimen consists of several warped Galena cubes and cubo-octahedrons that rest on pyrite or marcasite crusts which partly coat the gray limestone base. The Galenas appear to be heavily weathered in some areas, but this may simply be intense intergrowth that makes them appear rounded and warped. They are in surprisingly good condition, however, and show very little damage. Several can be discerned as individuals and measure up to 0.3" (8 mm) along an edge. All have the classic dark gray color and slightly dull metallic luster that is standard for the species. They are accompanied by a substantial number of very small marcasite crystals and botryoidal crusts- these crusts are very dull, and may possibly be coated with siderite. The limestone base appears to be partly saturated with an oil or other liquid.