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The Denver 2014 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Denver2014-413AragoniteStyriaAustria11cm.jpg (363731 bytes)
Item #A1

Beautiful specimen of Aragonite var. Flos Ferri on matrix!
One of the most dramatic specimens I saw at the show, this Aragonite variety resembled
sea coral. Flos Ferri means "flowers of Iron" and I can only assume this is because this form
of Aragonite is frequently found in Iron (Hematite) mines. I do know it is often found in caves
and is sometimes called "Cave Calcite" although the mineral name is incorrect. This specimen
is incredible aesthetic and has been extraordinarily well preserved considering how fragile it is.
From Eisenerz, Styria, Austria. (The name Eisenerz translates to Iron ore in German).
Measures 10 cm by 7.8 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Keith Hammond Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $750
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$750.00 1:17 PM 12/17/14 Hermanus, South Africa
       
       
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Denver2013-224KMSphaleriteShuiKongShanChina85mm.jpg (336294 bytes)
Item #A2

Dazzling specimen featuring gemmy Sphalerite crystals on Quartz covered matrix!
I think the picture says it all. Deep reddish and super gemmy Sphalerites cover the tiny Quartz crystal covered
matrix from one end to the other. The specimen is incredibly flashy with an intense sparkle. There is no damage
and the isolated nature of the Sphalerites imparts that extra eye appeal that I love to see in these specimens.
From
the Kangjiawan Deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefect., Hunan Province, China.
Measures 6.8 cm by 8.4 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$485.00 2:10 PM 12/15/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A3

Fine specimen featuring raspberry-purple Fluorite cubes on Sphalerite!
From the Elmwood Mine, this specimen displays a gemmy raspberry coloration with
slighter darker phantoms just beneath the surface of each cube. I only see one contact
of note and it is hidden away on the backside of the specimen. The crystals on the far
left edge are not damaged but are instead etched, displaying a somewhat triangular form
with multiple stepped faces. This etched formation is often encountered in Elmwood
Fluorites and it adds a nice contrast to the more common cubic cystals. The Sphalerite
matrix is highly lustrous and clean with glassy smooth crystal surfaces and no contacts.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 6.8 cm by 7.2 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $585

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $300
Minimum Increment - $15

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$285.00 3:43 PM 12/15/14 Parker, CO
$300.00 8:19 AM 12/17/14 Los Angeles, California
       
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Tucson2014-216ChalcanthiteLeviathanSulfurMineCalifornia95mm.jpg (599373 bytes)
Item #A4

Classic specimen of Chalcanthite from California!
This is natural Chalcanthite and from a locality I've not seen before.
It consists of microcrystalline crust and a matric vug which displays some
larger crystalline structures inside. The color of the Chalcanthite ranges from
light blue to a deep gemmy neon blue. Very attractive with very rich coverage.
From the Leviathan Mine, Leviathan Peak, Monitor - Mogul Dist., Alpine Co., California.
Measures 6 cm by 9.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Edward H. Oyler, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $650
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$600.00 12:01 AM 12/16/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A5

Fine twinned crystals of Hematite included Calite on dogtooth Calcite crystals!
The twinned crystals measure 3.5 cm across from tip to tip and are both very tranparent
with an internal brownish-orange coloration due to Hematite influence. Oddly enough, the smaller
Calcites around the base are more opaque and this is due to their higher concentration of Hematite.
From the Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 5 cm by 5.7 cm by 5.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2450

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Denver2014-414OrpimentRealgarQuiruvilcaDistrictPeru120mm.jpg (603670 bytes)
Item #A6

Stunning cabiner plate featuring deep red crystals of Realgar on orange Orpiment!
The Orpiment is botryoidal in form and varies from bright orange to darker orange across
the surface. The red Realgar crystals measure to just over 1 cm in size and are incredibly
bright and lustrous with a gemmy internal glow. They contrast brilliantly against the matted
orange Orpiment. In very good condition with bright red color and only some minor contacts.
From the Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru.
Measures 8.3 cm by 11.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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$1150.00 2:10 PM 12/14/15 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Denver2010-49SphaleriteGalenaChalcopyriteAmethystCreedeColorado.jpg (162274 bytes)
Item #A7

Very fine specimen of Sphalerite crystals with Galena and Chalcopyrite on Amethyst!
The Sphalerites are very impressive with the largest measuring 3.5 cm in size! They glow
rich golden-brown when backlit and could be cut into some gorgeous gemstones. The lustrous
Galenas and golden Chalcopyrites sit with the Sphalerites atop a light purple layer of Amethyst.
From the P-vein 2 south, 5 level, Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 9 cm by 4.6 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$695.00 6:38 AM 12/16/14 Singapore
       
       
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Item #A8

Brilliant leaves and crystals of Native Gold var. Electrum on white Calcite matrix!
Electrum is one of my favorite minerals because it is a mix of two of my favorites - Gold and Silver.
When the percentage of Silver exceeds a certain ratio, the color of the Native Gold lightens to a pretty
light yellow and the mineral is considered to be Electrum. Electrum is a natural occuring alloy and the
ratio varies but it ranges from 55%-45% to 70%-30% in favor of Gold. Round Mountain has produced
some incredible specimens of Electrum over the years and this specimen is a fine example, exhibiting
both highly lustrous leaves and crystals. The crystals are mostly present along the top and bottom edges.
From the Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada.
Measures 3 cm by 3.7 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Kappus Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $2500

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Item #A9

Deep green crystals of octahedral Fluorite with purple zoning!
This gorgeous cluster is from the De'an Mine and these came to market about eight
or so years ago. Most were slightly matted but these crystals have smooth, lustrous
faces. The specimen is in excellent condition and is concave on the backside indicating an
etched surface and cast structure. It's not trimmed on the edges as much as it's rehealed!
From the De'an Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China.
Measures 11.4 cm by 8 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 2:10 PM 12/15/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Tucson2014-57TopazTepetateMexico73mm.jpg (218616 bytes)
Item #A10

Impressive specimen featuring golden-amber Topaz crystals on matrix!
The largest of these gem crystals measures right at 4 cm in length and all half a dozen
are terminated with a glassy luster. This is one of the finest I've seen from this locality.
From Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Measures 7.4 cm by 5.6 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles Hansen Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2010-233FluoritePyriteHuanzalaMinePeru48mm.jpg (181394 bytes)
Item #A11

Super sweet specimen featuring a gemmy pink Fluorite nestled between lustrous Pyrites!
Very pretty specimen with good color! The Fluorite is complete and undamaged with several
clear windows that allow one to look into the interior of the crystal itself. The Pyrites have
excellent luster and add a large amount of luster and flash to the better than average pink!
From the Huanzala Mine, Hualanca District, Huanuco Department, Peru.
Measures 5 cm by 4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

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$400.00 5:34 PM 12/15/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2012-492SmithsonitepsDolomiteRushMineArkansas7cm.jpg (305030 bytes)
Item #A12

Rare specimen of Cadmium-rich Smithsonite ps. after Dolomite!
A beautiful and very sharp looking specimen of "turkey fat" Smithsonite. The bright yellow, Cadmium-rich
Smithsonite crystals pseudomorph after curved saddleback Dolomite crystals which covered the sparkling
limestone matrix. This fine specimen was probably collected in the 1970's and the locale is closed today.
From the Philadelphia Mine, Rush, Rush Creek District, Marion Co., Arkansas.
Measures 5.7 cm by 7.2 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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$875.00 2:19 PM 12/15/14 Evanston, IL
$895.00 8:19 AM 12/17/14 Los Angeles, California
       
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Tucson2011-283FluoriteMapimiMexico5cm.jpg (292006 bytes)
Item #A13

Gemmy cubes of violet-purple Fluorite on Limonite coated Calcite crystal matrix!
These Fluorite cubes are jewels! They literally glow from within without lighting and become
nearly neon quality when given an overhead light. In excellent condition, the largest measures
nearly 2 cm in size and all the Fluorites have a vibrant, satiny luster atop the crystal faces.
From Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 3.2 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Saums Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$465.00 3:46 PM 12/15/14 Parker, CO
$480.00 5:34 PM 12/15/14 Knoxville, TN
       
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Item #A14

Bi-colored Pyromorphite crystals in cluster on a cast!
Gorgeous and very lustrous specimen of yellow and orange Pyromorphite clustered
atop a cast. There is no matrix beneath the solid crystal cluster and it may have etched
away inside the mine. The color of this specimen is eye catching and ranges from a slightly
greenish-yellow near the top to a bright canary-yellow near the center and finally changing
over to an Arsenian orange at the edges! The specimen is in great shape with only one missing
crystal near the top edge. It's hidden very well by larger crystals and doesn't detract from the piece.
From the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 6.6 cm by 7.1 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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$1125.00 1:44 PM 12/15/14 Brownsville, TX
       
       
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Tucson2014-4AquamarineDolomiteXuebaodingChina115mm.jpg (195234 bytes)
Item #A15

Fine tabular crystals of Beryl var. Aquamarine atop Albite and Muscovite!
This attractive specimen features a series of isolated Aquamarine crystals climbing upwards atop
a matrix of Muscovite and Albite crystals The crystals are tabular in nature and a pretty light blue
color which contrasts beautifully with the surrounding white crystallization. In excellent condition.
From the Pingwu Beryl Mine, Mt Xuebaoding, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Measures 11.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A16

Awesome plate of Scepter Quartz crystals with an iridescent Limonite coating!
I'm not a big Quartz collector but I had to grab this cool looking plate. The Quartz scepters
are all over the place and the Limonite coating makes the specimen appear as if it's been bronzed!
In excellent condition overall with only a few missing points and all are tiny and unimportant.
From the Banská Štiavnica Mine, Schemnitz, Banská Štiavnica Mining District, Slovakia.
Measures 7 cm by 9.2 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

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$425.00 5:34 PM 12/15/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Denver2013-45AragoniteGrosƒornerGermany13cm.jpg (326886 bytes)
Item #A17

Sparkling specimen featuring Pink Aragonite inside a matrix pocket!
This is a unique specimen which I rarely see available in the marketplace or at the shows.
The Aragonite appears as a deep reddish-pink coating which flows atop the structure of the
underlying matrix as a sparkling layer. No damage or scuffs, only great color and eye appeal.
From Grossorner, Hettstedt, Mansfeld Basin, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Measures 9 cm by 12.1 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 2:10 PM 12/15/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A18

Really cool specimen featuring sharp crystals of blackjack Sphalerite set atop Golden Fluorite!
The Fluorite crystals are clustered together and display some slight purple accenting along some of the
outer edges. The color is a rich, vibrant golden-yellow and the contrast between the minerals is very aesthetic.
From the Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6.3 cm by 6.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$500.00 1:18 AM 12/16/14 Tokyo, Japan
       
       
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Denver2010-237GrossularGarnetPittsTennyQuarryMaine75mm.jpg (217413 bytes)
Item #A19

Fine crystals of Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite in Quartz matrix!
The two larger crystals each measure 2.5 cm in size and are sharp and lustrous with the typical
reddish-orange Hessonite color. The matrix is a mix of host rock and fractured white Quartz.
From the Pitts-Tenney Quarry, Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine.
Measures 7.2 cm by 7 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Ex. Bill Larsen Mineral Collection
Comes with an engraved competition display label
Fair Market Value $2500

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Denver2011-6CoveliteSummitvilleColorado75mm.jpg (206390 bytes)
Item #A20

Lustrous and reddish-purple to iridescent blades of Covellite in cluster on matrix!
This is a Summitville Covellite cluster and look at the incredible color of those blades.
Vibrant and very lustrous blades of reddish-purple roll and reflect the light from the side
to side when the specimen is held and tilted. Many of the blades are also free standing
and actually point towards the viewer while the blades at top lay flat against the matrix.
From Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado.
Measures 7.5 cm by 5 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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Item #A21

Large, doubly terminated Azurite crystal perched atop Malachite matrix!
Measuring over 2 cm in size, this crystal is pristine with a high glossy luster.
Crystals of this size from La Sal are rare and this is the finest I've seen in this size.
From the Big Indian Mine, Big Indian District, San Juan County, Utah.
Measures 3 cm by 3.2 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$350.00 12:54 PM 12/15/14 Hong Kong
       
       
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Item #A22

Fine green Fluorite octahedrons with pokerchip Calcites on matrix!
I don't see these specimens much anymore as they originally appeared about a decade ago
and most now reside in private collections. This is a lovely example with two Fluorite crystals
and that wonderful deep green color that reminds me of a forest evergreen. Both Fluorites
are translucent and the matrix is coated with a sparkling drusy Quartz. Calcites on the back.
From Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.

Measures 7.8 cm by 5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Item #A23

Sharp crystals of bipyramidal Wulfenite on Limonite matrix!
These were collected in January of 2008 and have been very popular since coming to market.
These specimen is in excellent condition with very little in the way of contacts. The crystals
appear to be sitting on Descloizite coated matrix but I haven't tested to be certain.
From Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.9 cm by 10 cm by 5.3 cm in size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-421CreediteFluoriteSantaEulaliaDistrictMexico95mm.jpg (257071 bytes)
Item #A24

Gorgeous combination featuring deep orange Creedite crystal balls perched atop Fluorite!
The Creedite crystals are glassy and quite gemmy near the tips. There are at least a half
dozen ball clusters climbing one another atop the nearly 5 cm bluish-green Fluorite crystal
which forms the base for this eye catching specimen. Very lustrous and flashy with no damage.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9.2 cm by 6.2 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.
Ex. William Hiss Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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$1000.00 6:38 AM 12/16/14 Warsaw, Poland
       
       
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Item #A25

Gemmy crystals of Smoky Quartz climbing atop one another along a Quartz crystal!
Interesting and very attractive specimen. I count at least five doubly terminated Smokys
atop the flattened Quartz crystal that serves as their host. The largest of these Smoky crystals
measures 3.6 cm in length and all are very transparent with an internal brilliance which reflects
light from the inside outwards. The Smoky color appears to become more pronounced near the
edges suggesting some phantoming just beneath the surface. The flattened Quartz beneath
appears to be a rehealed shard. Contacts are few and the specimen is in excellent condition.
From Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 10.2 cm by 5.2 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made, engraved display base
Fair Market Value $1850

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$925.00 2:10 PM 12/15/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A26

Impressive specimen featuring lavender cubes of Fluorite with Galena, Barite and Sphalerite!
This is a stunning Elmwood combo with cubes that are nearly completely colorless but for a very
slight lavender coloration. The Fluorites are in excellent condition and featuring numerous, although
tiny inclusions of Bitumen which forms some really neat patterns beneath the surfaces. Some of
these Bitumen inclusions actually form "drips" that extend downward into the Fluorites. Small
crystals of Galena, Fluorite, and Barite cover the large Galena located at the top center.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 9.2 cm by 11 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1850.00 1:20 PM 12/17/14 Hermanus, South Africa
       
       
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Denver2013-35ApophylliteStilbiteJalgaonMaharashtraStateIndia.jpg (288901 bytes)
Item #A27

Large cabinet specimen featuring bi-colored Apophyllite crystals on Stilbite and Apophyllite!
This is a Zeolite combo that should impress everyone! The Large Apophyllite crystals display a strong
yellowish-green color set against clear tips. The top crystal is doubly terminated and lays horizontally
atop the peachy Stilbites while the other two rise upwards. The plate is neatly trimmed at the edges,
providing a perfect border for these 6+ cm glassy, gem Apophyllite crystals. In excellent condition.
From Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India.
Measures 19 cm by 14.8 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

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Item #A28

Very impressive plate featuring large pyramidal Pyrrhotites on Quartz crystals!
The bronze colored and quite lustrous Pyrrhotites contrast beautifully with the orange tinted Quartz
and the entire specimen is very three dimensional in appearance. Personally. In excellent condition!
From the Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 7 cm by 12.6 cm by 10 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2014-353SmithsoniteElRefugioMineChoixSinaloaMexico105mm.jpg (204575 bytes)
Item #A29

Lustrous botryoidal surfaces of frosted green Smithsonite!
A lovely specimen and a color variety of Smithsonite I don't find at the shows very often.
The green ranges from olive green on the left side to a shimmering frosty evergreen color
along the right edge. The luster is satiny and intense. The specimen surfaces are in great
shape with no noticeable contacts. The circular open spots at top are natural and represent
small areas where the Smithsonite had not yet completely encased the underlying matrix.
From the El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 10.6 cm by 7 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2013-154KMGarnetGrantkogelAustria195mm.jpg (324939 bytes)
Item #A30

Impressive large cabinet specimen featuring huge Almandine Garnets in Chlorite Schist matrix!
This is a true centerpiece. The Garnets are quite large, with the largest at top measuring 5.7 cm
and 4.6 cm in size. The color of each is a beautiful dark red with varying zones of pure red and a bright,
reflective luster on every crystal face. This is a classic locality that has been collected for centuries and
specimens from here have to be carefully exposed from the surrounding Schistic matrix. They did an superb
job with this plate. Every Garnet is exposed just enough to display the sharp form and there is no damage.
From the Granatenkogel north slope, Gaisberg valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler valley, Ötz valley, Tyrol, Austria.
Measures 16 cm by 19.8 cm by 8.6 cm in total size.

Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

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