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    AMETHYST CAST AFTER CALCITE
    Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay
    Perched on top of a mound of rich purple Amethyst crystals is an unusual hollow tube of Amethyst that is 2 inches wide, 1 inch high and 5 1/8 inches long. At one point a large Calcite (?) crystal, covered by Amethyst, rested on top of the mound. At a later point in time, the Calcite crystal dissolved, leaving a hollow echo of itself in the Amethyst. This fine example of a mineral cast measures 8 ½ x 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches.


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,200.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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