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

    The form exhibited by this pale pink group of Manganocalcite crystals is commonly referred to as a "poker chip" type of habit for its resemblance to those ubiquitous denizens of your local Indian casino. Out of a pocket discovered in the Nikolaevskiy Mine, in the middle of nowhere, Russia, there emerged some 20 specimens of which this was the best. Each of the crystals shows a flattened hexagonal form that when stacked end on end leads to the previously mentioned style of presentation. Under SW UV the pale crystals take on a fiery reddish coloration quite different from their daylight appearance. The freestanding group of "poker chips" shows minor breaks to some of the backside and bottom areas, but overall condition is excellent with a great visual impact. There is a custom fitted acrylic stand.
    Overall Measurements: 6.75 x 4.25 x 3.75 inches (17.15 x 10.8 x 9.53 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Keith Proctor [Hoppel #D1963]


    Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500.

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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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