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Bulgarian Sulfides Gift Set A

$60.00 USD
TR213022

Only from Taos Rockers - a set of three spectacular "miniature" sulfide mineral specimens from the Madan ore fields, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria (Rhodope Mountains).  Each specimen has an identification card, and the set is packed and presented in a sturdy box.

The Madan ore field is a large lead-zinc mining district known since ancient times and producing through the present day.  In excess of 95 metric tons of ore has been produced from more than 40 underground mines.  At the 9 September mine, the aerial tram  operates 24/7 and is said to have more than 30 miles of workings.  Major ore minerals are sphalerite (ZnS), galena (PbS), chlacopyrite (CuFeS2) and pyrite (FeS2)

This gift set Includes each of the following:

Pyrite; about 40mm x 40mm x 25mm (1.6" x 1.6" x 1.0")

Galena; about 55mm x 35mm x 35mm (2.2" x 1.4" x 1.4")

Sphalerite, pyrite and quartz; about 55mm x 35mm x 35mm (2.2" x 1.4" x 1.4")

If you would like to pick this item up at our store front, please select "pick up" during checkout. 

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(for Mineral and Fossil Specimens) 

    

DIMENSIONS

ABV.

      

SIZE NAME

    

MILLIMETERS

    

INCHES

    

DESCRIPTION

MT

      

Micromount

    

< 10mm

    

<3/8"

    

fits in standard micromount box; needs microscope to see crystals

TN

      

Thumbnail

    

2-30mm

    

1/16" to 1-1/8"

    

fits in standard 1.25" Perky box

MIN

      

Minature

    

30-64mm

    

1-1/8" to 2.5"

    

too large to fit in standard 1.25" Perky box

SMC

      

Small Cabinet

    

65-102mm

    

2.5" to 4"

    

smaller than apple; if rock or ore sample use "Hand Specimen"

LGC

      

Large Cabinet

    

103mm-152mm

    

4" to 6"

    

larger than apple smaller than grapefruit

XLC

      

Extra Large Cabinet

    

>150mm

    

>6"

    

aka Museum Specimen; larger than grapefruit but able to pickup