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    QUARTZ on RHODOCHROSITE
    Cavnic, Maramure? Co., Romania


    Some mineral specimens require a considerable level of expertise to appreciate. Others have aesthetics so universally appreciated that they can take their place along with kittens, puppies and other things everyone agrees are: "cute". So it is when viewing this aesthetic confection. Between the perky, colorless Quartz crystals and a scintillating backdrop of tiny Rhodochrosite blades, of a particularly fetching "Bubble Gum" pink hue, there is little that one could add to this specimen to improve it. The glassy, angular character of the stubby Quartz prisms serves as a textural as well as a chromatic counterpoint to the 'frosted' look of the Rhodochrosite layer. The backside is a layered mixture of massive white Calcite and pale-pink Rhodochrosite. The condition is excellent with the only observable damage being along the sides where the piece was attached to host rock.
    Overall measurements: 9 x 6 x 3 inches (22.9 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Keith Proctor Collection [Hoppel Catalog # D2086]

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


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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