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    RHODOCHROSITE
    Starnitsa Deposit, Davidkovo Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

    Definitely something different here: a massive Quartz matrix coated by small, colorless Quartz crystals of matte luster. On top of this foundation, globular "berries" of Rhodochrosite are sprinkled with artistic abandon. The "berries" are bubble-gum pink and are formed of randomly oriented Rhodochrosite crystals with a curved habit reminiscent of Dolomite. One side is virtually covered with a crust of these things, while the other side shows more of individual "berries" mixed in with the Quartz. Excellent condition.
    Overall measurements: 8.5 x 5 x 4 inches (21.6 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm).

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel # D2233]


    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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