QUARTZ after "BARITE"
    "O. S. Pocket", Ouray, Ouray District (Uncompahgre District), Ouray County, Colorado, USA

    The area to the south of Ouray, Colorado is host to a series of breccia zones that were mineralized after the fractures opened enough to provide Lebensraum - "living space" for the growth of Baryte blades (or, more likely, Anhydrite) that were subsequently coated by a sparkling crust of colorless Quartz. This fine example from the "O. S. Pocket" (a scatological reference to be sure), shows several, more or less parallel and rectangular, flat, epimorphs with sparkling exteriors. The longest "crystal" is about 4.75 inches (12.2 cm) in length. The condition is excellent; there is only one break where the group was attached. The specimen comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 6.25 x 2.75 x 3.5 inches (15.88 x 6.99 x 8.89 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Williams Minerals, ex. Benjy Kuehling Collection [Hoppel #D0300]

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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