Mogila Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Lustrous, honey colored to light green gem sphalerite crystals have formed perfectly over drusy white quartz blade formations. The sphalerite crystals are complex with secondary crystal faces which can really be seen due to the gem nature of the crystals. The crystals are so gemmy that in bright light dispersion colors (rainbow sparkles) can be seen even though these are not faceted. The crystals are well separated and nicely contrasted by the white delicate formations of quartz. Small matte gunmetal gray cubes of galena also dot the specimen. This piece is showy all the way around and beautifully reflects the light. The piece is 3D and the bottom is off of the rock. The sphalerites on this surface are incomplete as this is where it was removed, but from all other views, the piece is pristine.
9.3 x 8.00 x 5.00 cm