Description

    Manganocalcite
    Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk
    Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray
    Far-Eastern Region
    Russia

    Out of a pocket in the Nikolaevskiy Mine emerged some 20 specimens, of which this was the best. The Manganocalcite crystals have a flattened hexagonal form which, when stacked end on end, look like "poker chips." Under short-wave ultraviolet light these are a fiery reddish color. The overall condition is excellent, and the beautiful specimen comes with a custom fitted base.
    Overall Measurements: 6.8 x 4.3 x 3.8 inches (17.2 x 10.8 x 9.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Hoppel Collection [#D1963]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
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