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    Skutterudite
    Bou Azer District, Tazenakht
    Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
    Morocco
    1.89 x 1.52 x 1.52 inches (4.81 x 3.87 x 3.88 cm)

    Morocco is well-known for the variety of minerals and fossils it produces, and the Bou Azer District has provided a number of fine specimens. This example of metallic Skutterudite is essentially a shiny, little, non-spherical, ball reminiscent of a chunk of Galena. This gray clump is solid and heavy and, of course, is not a common species. This robust mass features faces on several sides of large crystals fused together. Metallic minerals have a following, for good reason, and this strong example would appeal to collectors.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    19th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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