Description

    CINNABAR
    Chatian Mine (Tsa Tien Mine), Fenghuang Co., Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

    This is a superb example of the classic Cinnabar & Dolomite combination that China is famous for. Complex, deep-red, transparent crystals with brilliant, sub-metallic luster are languidly reclining on cream-colored Dolomite rhombs of textbook saddle-shaped habit. The almost metallic Cinnabars show an unusual 'nail-head' form and the longer of the two main crystals measures a little over 1 inch (2.8 cm) in length. Condition is perfectly pristine and it comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall measurements: 5.4 x 3.78 x 2.45 inches (13.7 x 9.6 x 6.2 cm).

    Provenance: The Rocksmiths [Hoppel # D0166]


    Estimate: $2,800 - $3,500.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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