Southwest Mine, Bisbee,Warren District, Mule Mts., Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Cave formations are rarely considered to be the evolving structures that they are. Here what started out as the puffy growths of "cave popcorn," with sparkling druzy luster, morphed over time into distinct crystal groups with curved faces and glassy/waxy luster. The color ranges from a reddish white, to a pale yellow, within the crystal groups. Condition is pristine with no visible damage. Yes, Virginia, even rocks evolve.
Overall Measurements: 4.9 x 3.8 x 3.3 inches (12.4 x 9.5 x 8.3 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Ex. Sam Elkins Collection
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
Condition report available upon request.
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