Dims: 1.73x1.12x0.70" (4.39x2.84x1.79cm)
Wt: 1.19oz (33.7g)
This is another of those beautiful transparent green sphalerites from the Madan District in Bulgaria. Although there are inclusions and a rough surface texture to mar their clarity, these crystals are very transparent, especially in comparison to the usual opaque sphalerite that we get from Illinois and Tennessee. This specimen is also rather aesthetic, and even stands nicely on its own. The color seems to vary from more yelowish to more greeneish, with the purest green having about the same color as a Moldavite specimen. There are many small white prismatic quartz crystals present, along with some opaque black crystals that just look like more sphalerite to me.