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    MASSIVE RARE MARRA MAMBA TIGER'S EYE SLAB
    Western Australia
    This enormous slab is one of the finest specimens of the rare marra mamba tiger's eye that one is likely to see. Mined only from the blue crocidolite seams of the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it displays far thicker and more complex bands of golden chatoyant tiger's eye, red jasper and shimmering black hematite than the more common version of tiger's eye. It is also streaked and patched with areas of blue, gray and green. The resulting stone, when sliced and polished, looks like abstract art, the colors combining and flowing into one another like unmixed oil paint, distinct but intertwined. This slab is spectacularly large and thick for an example of this mineral, the source for which was mined out over twenty years ago, and measures an unbelievable 67 x 20 x 1 inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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