Galena on Chert, Tri-State District, U.S., Mined c. 1940s-1950s, Miniature 2.0 x 3.0 x 4.5 cm, $25. Online 6/5. SOLD
Very bright and shiny galena crystals on chert matrix. The checkered surface is coincident with the classic secondary octahedral overgrowths seen from galena in the Tri-State but in this case the surfaces are indented rather than overgrown. Unusually brilliant sheen and a nice miniature from mining c. 1940s-1950s. In great condition.