San Pedro Mine, San Pedro Corralitos, Mun. de Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
Not all good ol' boys are morons, as anyone who has matched wits with various members of that group can attest. Some of them are as sharp as Richard Feynman was, and that's saying a lot. Benny Fenn displayed Feynman-class insight when he spotted a minor showing of interesting color down in the San Pedro Mine near San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua. Doing a judicious bit of digging produced an open fissure lined with cloudlike growths of golden yellow Mimetite. Not being the kind of miner that blabs of his find at the local cantina, Benny had the foresight to wait until he had quietly removed all of the Mimetite to his storage place, before breathing a word of his discovery. Undoubtedly, from that find is this yellow gold, botryoidal Mimetite group on a reddish brown Limonite matrix. Luster is the velvet/matte type always seen from material in that find. The condition appears to be pristine. Benny is gone now, but his story lives on forever.
Overall measurements: 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches (5.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm)
Provenance: Ex. Paul Stahl Collection
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
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