Anglesite, Galena
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Anglesite, Galena

Specimen # 200200
Mineral: Anglesite, Galena
Location: Touissit, Touissit - Bou Beker District, Jerada, Oriental, Morocco
Size: 7.2 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm


Detailed Description

Glassy anglesite crystals on galena, from Toussit, the source of some of the world’s finest anglesites. From the Steve Szilard Collection, this anglesite crystals on this specimen are sharp and translucent to transparent, with beautiful crystal form. Most of the anglesite crystals on the piece are perfect, but others are incomplete. Touissit anglesite specimens are getting tougher to obtain, as they came out primarily in the 1980s and the mine has long since been closed. This specimen displays nicely in a couple of orientations – I like the end-on view featuring the superb 1.8 cm crystal standing straight up off the matrix. The anglesite has a yellow glow under UV light. Some of these crystals display an optical rainbow – really nice!

About Steve Szilard (click here)