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Posted by David Von Bargen  
Anton Ivanov June 16, 2009 04:53PM
Hi David,
I just want to present two completely contrary galena samples from two ore deposits, both of them belong to the Madan ore field. Just follow the links below and… enjoy.
Anton Ivanov

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Roger Lang June 16, 2009 07:48PM
the picture you added:
is a pseudomorph of galena after pyromorphite, aka 'Blaubleierz' or Plumbine,

Rock Currier June 17, 2009 02:19AM
Thanks, I have adjusted the caption accordingly on this image.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Paul De Bondt June 17, 2009 08:02AM
Hi Rock,

And again a very nice article. Congrats.

Yesterday, you uploaded a pic but there is a little error in the heading. The text is OK. It seems that Sphalerite has been uploaded twice.
Take a look at :
I hope this helps.
Take care and best regards.
Paul De Bondt June 17, 2009 08:48AM
The congrats go to all participating members off course and to David in particular.

Rock Currier June 17, 2009 10:12AM
Dave, I have just finished uploading all the worthwhile galena images from my slide collection. Something more than 50 of them. Some of them may be useful for your article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Simone Citon June 17, 2009 10:40AM
Friends, sorry for my scarce seriousness in this contest, but really this baby is called Galena (a bulgarian folk singer). I think is a very good Galena piece...

open | download - galenac.jpg (69.7 KB)
Paul De Bondt June 17, 2009 11:14AM
Hi Simone,

This is indeed not very serious ..................but very delicious to look at.
I wish I had such one in my collection. smileys with beer To be clear, personally, I don't have to complain.

BTW, I like very much the pictures you upload. It seems we collect nearly the same themes.

Take care and best regards.

Harjo Neutkens June 17, 2009 08:24PM
Ah Simone, you might think it's a nice Galena specimen, but......if you look carefully you can see that certain parts have been repaired........ :P
Rock Currier June 17, 2009 08:37PM
Might be worth adding he as a link in the galena article to prove that not all galenas are not black and ugly.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
David Von Bargen June 18, 2009 03:18PM
I would appreciate it if you can help supply info to these questions on the European localities (They can be of an area if things aren't too different between mines)
1. What is the largest crystal of the mineral that the locality has produced?
2. What do the best specimens from this locality look like and where can one be seen?
3. Does the locality produce a variety of different kinds of specimens of this species, and what do the best of each type look like and how many of them were found etc.
4. What are the associated minerals found with this species and what is its geological setting?
5. How abundant are these specimens and when were they found? In other words, how rare are they.
10. Are there any interesting stories relating to the collecting of these specimens or their discovery as a new mineral?

Is the Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany photo a Gonderbach twin?
Peter Haas June 21, 2009 08:13PM

We have a crystal model of a typical Gonderbach twin (i.e. really pseudo-hexagonal, not just six-sided, and very thin) on the galena page. It's the last one in the column to select from.

Here's another one for you from a "rare locality" (and of superior quality for that mine):

Typical associates of galena in the districts of Siegerland, Dillenburg, and Wied are quartz and carbonates (calcite, dolomite, siderite). In the Freiberg district, galena is often associated with fluorite, pyrite/marcasite, sphalerite and, occasionally, with sulphosalts.

I'll try to answer more of your questions later.

Rock Currier June 22, 2009 04:38AM
That's a nice rock.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Roger Lang July 30, 2009 09:54PM
Rock and all,
just added some pictures of galena from german localities which arent´t included yet:
Hannibal mine, Heftrich, Taunus Mts. (important locality for german galena)
Mercur mine, Bad Ems and
Gute Hoffnung, Werlau.

Here the pics .. maybe useful:

Some more to come i hope next week,
Rock Currier July 31, 2009 05:43AM
Those are fine galena specimens and should go in the Best Minerals, Galena article!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Reiner Mielke March 11, 2011 02:17AM
This is probably the best to come out of the Dundas Quarry in terms of quality. The specimen you have posted from that locality in the ROM collection was collected by me and my father back in the late 1960's. I believe the national museum has a larger one also collected by us.
Rudolf Hasler May 14, 2012 11:22AM

I have posted 11 images of Galena specimens of the Bleiberg district in Carinthia, Austria. If you have a look at them in my home page you might find some useful ones for your article. Of course none of them can compare with Simone's.

Miroslav Gulika (2) June 04, 2012 09:38AM
Stříbro, / Mies /, Plzeň Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Historical / 1872 - 1874 / specimen size 12 x 8 cm, crystal 8 x 7 cm, crystal cubo - octahedral / cubo 4cm /
open | download - mineraly 4 395.jpg (629.3 KB)
Kevin Farrell June 04, 2012 01:06PM
Mogul Mine, Silvermines District, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
2.9 x 2.4 x 1 cm
open | download - Galena-0678-1.jpg (516 KB)
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