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SPECIMENS FROM BULGARIA

(updated 04/24/2017)

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 obtained.

quartz, madan, bulgaria__Dolomite on quartz with galena and pyrite, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-2145 $30).

quartz, galena, madan, bulgaria__Quartz and galena, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G17-069, $30)

quartz, galena, sphalerite, madan, bulgaria__Galena, sphalerite (var. marmatite), and quartz, 9 September Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria (#G14-237, $48).

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)

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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