6.3" Polished Schalenblende Slice - Poland
This particular specimen was mined out of the Pomorzany Mine in Olkusz, Poland and contains a beautiful combination of sphalerite, marcasite, and galena. It has been cut flat and polished to a glossy finish on one side and is accompanied by an acrylic display stand.
Schalenblende is a compact mass of sulfides, and can consist of galena, pyrite, wurtzite, marcasite and even sphalerite. It forms in concentric layers, and is believed to have formed by means of crystallization from a sulfide gel.