WG26 Galena
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.4x 3.0x 2.8 cm
$300

"Why," you ask, "is he trying to sell an unremarkable galena for $300?  Because it is a spinel twin!?"

Because it is from Mina Ojuela.  As prolific as this mine has been, and as common as galena has been elsewhere, galena specimens from Mina Ojuela are nearly unheard of.  I would not have believed that this one was from Ojuela either, except that it came from a reputable dealer of Mexican minerals who actually travels directly to the mines, this was one of just a few pieces he obtained.  

As an indicator of how rare these are, there are only 3 examples shown on Mindat, and this one probably has them all beaten.  There is a contact near the top, but quite frankly, who cares? It's an Ojuela galena.







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