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    Native Copper
    Central Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

    "A sharp euhedral copper crystal about an inch in diameter. I traded this specimen from the George Vaux collection at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia when Harold Arndt was still curator."
    - Rock H. Currier

    Although the copper production from the mines of Upper Peninsula Michigan can be reckoned in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tons, well-defined crystals of the red metal make up a very small percentage of that production. Sharp crystals, such as this one were prized highly at the time, and now: even more so. As is atypical for many, if not most, Copper specimens from that era, there is locality data recorded on the Vaux label as being from the Central Mine in Keweenaw County, Michigan. It is easy to see how this charming specimen captured George Vaux's attention at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, when he purchased it from S. Brady.
    Overall Measurements: 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 inches (3.0 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Ex. Bryn Mawr College, Ex. George Vaux (purchased from S. Brady 1893) Collections [RHC #1896, acquired 1972]
    MinID H6H-2JA

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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