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    Description

    Large Fluorescent Box
    Stone Source: Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA and South Ural, Russia
    Artist: Konstantin Libman

    It is hard to believe this artistic utilitarian decorative box is made from material created 1.3 billion years ago. This box is made from cut and polished fluorescent material from the famed Franklin Ore Body contained in the Franklin Marble, a limestone deposit which was laid down in the Precambrian oceanic rift trough. These fluorescent minerals where discovered during Zinc and Iron mining in New Jersey. Willemite, Calcite and Franklinite create an awe inspiring box when viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light. Vivid greens and blazing orangey-reds pop off its surface. It is perfect for the holiday season as the box glows "Christmas" colors. This decorative piece is in excellent condition and is complimented by gold-plated brass fittings. It is accompanied by a velvet lined display box.
    Overall Measurements: 5.12 x 3.82 x 2.05 inches (13.00 x 9.70 x 5.20 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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