Description

    Baryte on Orpiment
    Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Osgood Mts., Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA

    Although many Orpiment specimens have been carefully extracted from the Twin Creeks Mine, only one pocket, at Cut 62, produced an Orpiment/Baryte combination. To top it off, there were only a very few of these choice combination specimens extracted. There are lustrous 1.2 inch (3 cm) Baryte blades sprouting from a forest of deep brownish orange Orpiment prisms. Luster of the Orpiment is a semi-metallic/waxy one, and the Baryte has a glassy luster. Overall condition is pristine for this very rare combination specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.3 inches (11.5 x 8.5 x 5.8 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Dr. Raul & Helen Madrid Collection, ex. Scott Kleine Collection


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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