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    ANTIQUE BOTTLES of MINERALOGICAL INTEREST

    VOLTAITE
    Vulcano, Italy
    NOTES: Collected in 1927. From the Lazard Cahn Collection. Gift of Baron Fiore. Sold by Western Minerals July 1997 for $500. N.B. "Vulcano" entered the lexikon as the source for the term: "Volcano". Description: jar of grey granular material, old "Lazard Cahn" label.
    SILVER
    Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
    NOTES: From David Crawford in Oct. 1999 for $125. Description: micro silver wires in old vial, interesting.
    SILVER
    Guadalajara Province, Spain
    NOTES: From David Crawford in Oct. 1999 for $75. Probably from the Hiendelaencina Mining District. Description: silver "grains" somewhat clumped, listed as leaves, in vial.
    MILLOSEVICHITE
    Grotta d' Allume, Italy
    NOTES: Millosevichite and Coquimbite. From Western Minerals July 1997 for $500. Locality name means "The Cave of Alum" in Italian. Description: w/ Coquimbite, see old jar, granular, grey material, old "Lazard Cahn" label.
    ALLEMONTITE
    Les Chalanches Mine, Allemont, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
    NOTES: Allemontite a.k.a. Stibarsen. From David Crawford Dec. 1998 for $180. Description: dull grey massive material. 18 pieces in bottle w/ Foote label.Type locality for this mineral.
    MISCELLANEOUS
    NOTES: Antique wooden box filled with eight mineral vials with old labels. Sold for $500. The minerals include: Uraninite, Guanajuatite, Erythrite, and some other ones that were unreadable. Interesting "Foote Minerals Co, Philadelphia" labels!
    MISCELLANEOUS
    NOTES: 8 mineral and element vials with old labels. The minerals or elements include: Vanadium, Topaz, Rhodium, Selenium, Palladium, Tellurium, etc.
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Hoppel #D1581, #D2008, D2010, #D1579, #D1924, #D2199


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