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    CHALCOSTIBITE
    Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramure? Co., Romania

    This spectacular large plate is liberally covered with platy Chalcostibite crystals in spherical aggregates, interspersed with stubby, white, euhedral Quartz prisms. The black Chalcostibite is uncharacteristically bright in luster with minor traces of iridescence, and all appear to be templated on another mineral, presumably Tetrahedrite, that preceded them in the depositional cycle. There is no visible damage to the display surfaces, so condition is as pristine as when the piece emerged from the mine. It has a Quartz and mixed sulfides matrix as is typical from this mine.
    Overall Measurements: 9.0 x 6.0 x 2.5 inches (22.86 x 15.24 x 6.35 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel #D2129]


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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