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    Celestine
    Newport Quarry, Newport, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA

    Somewhere around Newport, Michigan, there is a quarry responsible for this crystal group. "Newport Quarry" is the given locality on an accompanying label. Hopefully that is true, and we assume that it is, because there is more than one quarry in the neighborhood. This is an outstanding specimen for both the species and the region: the group is very sizable and distinctively banded along the length of the aquamarine-blue, translucent, flat prisms. The matrix is a tan, non-descript Limestone; chances are that's what they were after in the quarry, not Celestine. Luster is glassy, with interesting striations, and its condition is pristine, with the only breaks confined to the perimeter of the group. The largest crystal is double-terminated and 4 inches (10 cm) in length: very impressive.
    Overall Measurements: 5.1 x 4.1 x 6.0 inches (13.0 x 10.3 x 15.2 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Robert Nowakowski Collection


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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