Description

    BERTHIERITE
    Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya), Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramure? Co., Romania

    This piece is a fine example of Berthierite from Romania exhibiting a fan shaped aggregate of black needles bearing an attractive iridescence due to a surface alteration film. There is no matrix, but rather, just minute traces of other minerals. The specimen is in excellent condition with great iridescence, which 'makes' the piece.
    Overall Measurements: 4.33 x 2.95 x 1.79 inches (11.0 x 7.5 x 4.56 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Williams Minerals [Hoppel #D0048]


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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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