Capillitas Mine, Andangal√° Department, Catamarca, Argentina

    For those who were wondering - "Capillitas" means "little chapels" in Spanish. It also is the name given to the ardent devotees of Santa Semana as Holy Week is called in Seville, Spain. What that has to do with a mine in the Andes has yet to be explained. Undoubtedly, there is a connection, but what it may be is far from clear. In any event, the Capillitas Mine is for sure the source of this slab of Inca Rose Rhodochrosite, the same as Lots 73058 and 73059 in this auction. This slice displays a single "bulls-eye" showing ruby-red grapefruit color along with the more normal, bubble-gum pink coloration and there is a small tan band at one edge, along with a dark outer "rind" gracing the opposite side. It is in excellent condition and comes on a custom acrylic stand.
    Overall Measurements: 4.75 x 7.88 x 0.3 inches (12.07 x 20 x 0.75 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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