NATIVE LEAD – SWEDEN

$98.00

For sale is a specimen, of native lead from Garpensberg North mine, Sweden. Native lead is rare on earth, this is because lead has a great affinity to take up native sulfur, and because sulfur is an abundant mineral in the earths crust, there are very very few places where it is not available! Because the color of the lead is very similar to the color of the garnet epidote skarn it is found in, it is quite difficult to photograph.

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For sale is a specimen, of native lead from Garpensberg North mine, Sweden. Native lead is rare on earth, this is because lead has a great affinity to take up native sulfur, and because sulfur is an abundant mineral in the earths crust, there are very very few places where it is not available! Because the color of the lead is very similar to the color of the garnet epidote skarn it is found in, it is quite difficult to photograph. This specimen has a sheet of lead covering the top of the specimen, a lot of it has some of the skarn matrix still attached, the display lead stands proud of the surface and covers and area of more than 25mm long.

GARPENSBERG NORRA MINE, HEDEMORA, SWEDEN.

60 x 42 x 18mm.