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    CELESTITE PSEUDO after ARAGONITE
    Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province)
    Sicily
    Italy
    5.50 x 3.57 x 2.04 inches (14.10 x 9.07 x 5.19 cm)


    This unusual piece is another pseudomorph whereby the mineral Celestite has followed Aragonite which featured the classic crystal shape found in Sicily and associated with Sulfur from the locality which is well known to collectors. Looking more like a hardened mass of Pozole - the Southwestern soup-stew - or, at least, the dried hominy used to make it, the light orange-brown crystals have clustered together to form this surreal specimen that has an almost organic nature about it. This hand size piece is very impressive.


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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2015
    30th-7th Thursday-Thursday
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