Crystal Reunion by Richard Gillanders SMLC mineral curator

Towards the end of 2012, Brian Jackson, recently-retired curator of the National Museums of Scotland mineral collection, remarked on the large crystal specimen of galena in our display case.

It is an unusually large crystal (14x14x14cm) which had been broken sometime in the past, exposing a bright cleaved face. Brian said that the Museum had a very similar specimen in their collection and that it would be interesting to compare the two.