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Sphalerite and Galena on Quartz

This beautiful specimen features exceptional gem quality transparent sphalerite crystals, galena, and chalcopyrite sprinkled over a bed of quartz crystals. Measures in about 6 inches in length, 4 inches in height, and about 4.5 inches in width. 

Sphalerite is a zinc sulfide mineral. It is found in metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks in many parts of the world. Sphalerite is the most commonly encountered zinc mineral and the world's most important ore of zinc. Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead(II) sulfide. It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals. It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms.

Galena provides grounding and enhances the centering of one's energies. It is a stone of harmony, stimulating interaction on all levels, and assisting in the decrease of self-limiting ideas. Galena may also be used to reduce inflammation, enhance circulation and ease joint pain. Sphalerite allows one to immediately recognize the peril of a situation, and to balance the benefits and detriments of that situation prior to concluding or continuing one's part. It can also provide for the growth of one's psychic abilities and to encourage one to "be one's own psychic". 

Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys Gallery is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone is non-fabricated. Every item is a true "one-of-a-kind". Slight variations in color, size, and stone shape.