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    SPHÄROSIDERITE ON BARYTE
    Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramure? Co., Romania

    Unique to this part of Romania are the outstanding epimorphs of Sphärosiderite overcoating colorless and bladed crystals of Baryte. The linear aspects of the underlying Baryte force the rounded clusters of Sphärosiderite into shapes most comparable to "conga lines" of brown caterpillars wriggling their way over the surface of the piece. Here and there, colorless Baryte blades peek out from under the "caterpillar love-fest," and there are even a few Baryte crystals sprinkling the upper surfaces of the golden-tan Sphärosiderites. Luster is velvety allowing some degree of transmitted light to shine through the brown Sphärosiderite and Baryte, even when illuminated from the bottom. The piece is in pristine condition.
    Overall Measurements: 5.11 x 3.13 x 1.98 inches (13.0 x 7.97 x 5.05 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel #D2234]


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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