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SPECIMENS FROM BULGARIA

(updated 2/19/2017)

NEW! Quartz, Calcite, Galena, and Sphalerite (both marmatite and cleophane varieties) from Bulgaria. Very showy pieces, many with associated dolomite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite. Prices range from $5-150, with most under $30.This is just a small sampling of the over 200 specimens that we obtained on our 2016 trip to Bulgaria, as well as a few pieces that we had previously obtaine.

quartz, bulgaria__Dolomite on quartz with galena and pyrite, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-214, $30). This specimen is about 3.5 inches across and 1.5 inches tall.

galena, bulgaria__Quartz and galena, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G16-717, $15)

sphalerite & galena, bulgaria__Galena, sphalerite (var. marmatite), chalcopyrite & pyrite, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-064, $30).

sphalerite, galena, bulgaria__Dolomite on galena and sphalerite (var. marmatite), 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-062, $90). This is a larger, showy piece, with great luster that the photo doesn't quite capture.

sphalerite, bulgaria__ __Sphalerite (var. cleophane) on quartz, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-038, $70). The yellow-green sphalerite crystals are very gemmyon this specimen.

sphalerite, galena, quartz, bulgaria______Sphalerite, galena, and quartz, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-197, $48)

amethyst, bulgaria__Pyrite on amethyst, Chalce Mine, Spahirvo, Haskovo region, Bulgaria (#G17-006, $18). Nice color contrast and sparkle on these specimens. Prices range from $5-$20, with most under $18.

calcite, bulgaria____Calcite on calcite and quartz, Drougha Mine, Laki District, Bulgaria (#G13-228, $25). Two stages of calcite growth on this specimen. The calcite fluoresces orange under short-wave UV light.

manganocalcite, bulgaria__Manganocalcite, calcite and quartz, Krushev Dol Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G13-225, $40). The manganocalcite fluoresces bright orange under short-wave UV light.

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