Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
An exceptional Spinel galena from the John Marshall Collection. Textbook perfect clusters of Spinel twins reaching 4 CM are esthetically placed on a complex matrix of fine quality Chalcopyrites and minor quartz, sphalerite etc. One large Chalcopyrite (2.4 CM) is also a textbook perfect crystal and is perched at one end of the specimen. There is a lot of Galena from Dalngorsk but fine spinel twins from there have become quite rare (they were never common in top quality). This one has both excellent condition and esthetics.