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    REALGAR
    Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA

    Although Gold is the driving economic force behind mining operations at the Getchell Mine, it is the associated minerals that drive collectors crazy. Chief among them are the fine Realgar crystal groups that appear sporadically over the years. With most of the better ones, the Realgar is embedded in white Calcite, and a bit of careful Calcite removal is necessary in order to expose those "tail light" red prisms to public scrutiny. In this instance, a small amount of that Calcite has been left to indicate its role in the specimen's growth. Prismatic crystals up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length, and bearing a "Ruby-like" transparency, sprout from a dark black matrix with the luster of charcoal or soot. "Curtains" of an unidentified white mineral wend their way through that same dark matrix. The specimen is in excellent condition.
    Overall Measurements: 5.05 x 3.44 x 1.96 inches (12.83 x 8.74 x 5.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rock Hut [Hoppel #D0875]


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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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