ARROWWOOD MINERALS
Catagory :  GALLERY 15 - Bulgaria
Locality: Ninth of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
Size:  6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
A very three dimensional group of about a dozen brilliant mirror faced crystals
to about 1.7 cm on edge on a matrix of small brilliant sphalerites.
Much better than the pictures as I had a difficult time photographing such a
bright silver-black specimen.
Very Choice.
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#08
GALENA
$60
Locality: Mogila Mine, Madan Dist, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Size:  4 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm
Bright, showy group of very modified Pyrite crystals.
Many look like elongated pyritohedrons.
Very neat and aesthetic.
Locality: Gjudurska Mine, Zlatograd Dist., Erma Reka, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Size:  4.5 x 4 x 3 cm
Aesthetic combo of clear needle quartz's and modified Galena.
Locality: Madan ore field, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
Size:  7 x 6 x 5 cm
An excellent Bulgarian galena with large brilliant crystals, most with corner modifications
and some with hoppered faces.
Associated minerals include Calcite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
This one is early 1990's vintage when these first started to appear on the market.
From my personal collection, acquired in 1995 from GeoCommerce - Bulgaria.
Locality: Ninth of September Mine, Madan Dist., Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria
Size:  7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
A very large Galena crystal with very distinctive paralell stepped faces. This is very large for the locale.
The back shows bright cubic stepped cleavage planes where it separated from other galena, and
there are several areas of bright Sphalerite crystals on the faces of the galena crystal.  
A few modest edge nicks as seen.
Weighs a hefty 21 ounces. Very uncommon in this size
#02
GALENA
$150
#05
GALENA
$140
#18
GALENA & QUARTZ
$35
#07
PYRITE
$35
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Locality: Kroushev Dol Mine, Maden Dist., Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria
Size:  6 x 6 x 6 cm
A aesthetic 'flower' of Calcite perched on a matrix with Quartz and sprinkled with Chalcopyrite crystals.
Mined around 1980
#23
GALENA
$50
#25
CALCITE
$60
Locality:South Petrovitsa Mine, Madan Dist., Bulgaria
Size: 3.8 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Superb miniature with a 2.5 cm main crystal. Well balanced and very aesthetic.
Locality:  Ninth of September Mine, Madan Dist., Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm
Large yellow Sphalerite var. Cleophane crystals with a large 3 cm Galena aesthetically perched
on top and some white needle quartz adding contrast on the side. Very fine choice combo.
#07
GALENA  
$130
#06
GALENA
$50
#16
SPHALERITE on Quartz
$40
Locality: Kruchev Dol Mine, Madan Dist., Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Size:  7 x 6 x 3 cm
Cubic Galena crystals in parallel growth from old 1980 mining.
Locality: Ianakiev Mine, Madan Dist., Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Size:  8 x 6 x 4 cm
Sphalerite crystals to about 1.5 cm on needle quartz.