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    CELESTINE
    Mojina Mine, Rancho de Mojina, Ricardo Flores Magón, Mun. de Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico

    This intriguing specimen, more reminscent of something seemingly from under the sea or outer space than a mine in Mexico, features distinctive organic growths of white Calcite partially enveloping powder blue Celestine crystals. Although rare even for the locality, the Mojina Mine is known for pockets lined with "Cobra-Calcite" - well crystallized Calcite with distinctive curved rhombs that look like upright cobras with their hoods spread. This piece is certainly representative. The ochre matrix exhibits a clean separation from the cavity/fissure wall. The mineral is in superb condition.
    Overall Measurements: 8.88 x 5.88 inches (22.54 x 14.92 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Mountain Minerals [Hoppel #D0188]


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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