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    HEMIMORPHITE
    Wenshan Mine, Dulong ore field, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China
    We have the industrious Zinc miners of the Wenshan Mine to thank for saving this Robin's Egg blue treasure from the crusher. Careful handling on their part has preserved the luster of the sparkling, velvety surface from the all too common damage. The blue, copper-bearing Hemimorphite exists as a thin layer coating an ocher gossan matrix. Undamaged and in pristine condition, it measures 6w x 4h x 2 ½ inches thick.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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