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    Daoping Mine (Tangping Mine)
    Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi

    This elongated volcanic "vug" is home to a massive grouping of Pyromorphite crystals with a unique and unusual greenish-yellow coloration. The colossal specimen does not look like the majority of the mineral examples from China, or anywhere else for that matter. The Daoping Mine has provided this spectacular offering which comes presented with a custom engraved acrylic base and measures 8.5 inches (21.6 cm). The crystals on average are unusually large and are definitely beautiful as well. The cavernous rock has a shallow cavity, so most of the material is easily visible, throughout the broad opening. The rocky exterior exhibits a dark blackish-brown matrix with a "burned" appearance along with some minimally crystalline yellowish patches indicative of the quality material inside and revealed on the primary display side of its natural form. The vertical orientation of this piece on its base showcases the vibrant crystals wonderfully resulting in a quite collectible specimen that is also extremely decorative with excellent shape and color. Any visible damage is minor and tends to be concentrated near the periphery at the bandings of matrix.
    Measurements: 8.46 x 4.72 x 3.58 inches (21.50 x 12.00 x 9.10 cm)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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