Linarite on Galena with Fluorite
Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
7.8x 8.6 cm
large cabinet specimen, hosting a single 3.1 cm galena crystal whose
surfaces have altered in places to blue linarite, and a powdery
coating of what is most likely cerussite. There are some
purplish-blue fluorites also scattered about the matrix.
is some damage to a some of the surrounding fluorites, and a saw
mark on the back, but the galena crystal is intact. This piece
would be a good candidate for a trim, but I am leaving it as is.
is an older piece, is has been in a box for at least the last two