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    Polybasite with Argentite on Chalcopyrite
    San Juan de Rayas Mine
    Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato
    Guanajuato
    Mexico
    3 x 2 x 1.5 inches (7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm)

    Although the Polybasite is by far the rarest of the three minerals in this assemblage, its crystals are small and aesthetically overshadowed by the very large and exotic appearing Chalcopyrite that hosts them. The Argentite on the bottom is simply 'there,' and little more need be said about it. There is one tiny nick to the 'fin' of the weirdly lustrous Chalcopyrite.

    Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel Catalog # D1724]


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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    22nd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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