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)
Three gift sets are available, each unique:
Gift Set A
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")
Gift Set B
Pyrite; about 40mm x 30mm x 30mm (1.6" x 1.2" x 1.2")
Galena and quartz; about 70mm x 35mm x 23mm (2.8" x 1.4" x 0.9")
Sphalerite and chalcopyrite; about 65mm x 50mm x 30mm (2.6" x 2.0" x 1.2")
Gift Set C
Pyrite; about 40mm x 40mm x 45mm (1.6" x 1.6" x 1.8"
Galena, quartz and chalcopyrite; about 55mm x 40mm x 30mm (2.2" x 1.6" x 1.2"
Sphalerite, chalcopyrite, galena and quartz; about 60mm x 40mm x 35mm (2.4" x 1.6" x 1.4")
If you would like to pick this item up at our store front, please select "pick up" during checkout.
If your delicate specimen is over 70lbs we will refer you to our local Crating company for safer freight shipping!
*At customer expense.