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    MARCASITE
    Cap Blanc-Nez (Escalles), Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

    Not every mineral locality has a WW II German gun emplacement guarding it from sea-borne attackers, but this one does. Well, actually the guns have been spiked some time ago, but the ruins are still there. The collecting locality is along the beach and best approached at low tide. Delicately centered upon a gray limestone matrix, this razor-sharp group of brassy Marcasite crystals seems to explode in all directions in iridescent splendor. The primary grouping is 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) across and there is a smaller secondary group off to one side. This example is as sharp and as perfect as they come.
    Overall measurements: 4.5 x 3 x 3.25 inches (11.4 x 7.6 x 8.3 cm). Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: John Attard [Hoppel Catalog # D1654]

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


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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