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    Phosphophyllite
    Unificada Mine, Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia

    "A wonderful sharp gem blue green specimen consisting of two twinned phosphophyllite crystals one smaller than the other and the smaller one at the foot of the larger one. Got the specimen as one of several from Luis Bareto [sic] in Reciefe [sic], Brazil when he sold his collection. The scale under the specimen is an inch with a rule at one cm."
    - Rock H. Currier

    Unless you've been living in a cave for the last fifty or sixty years or so, you cannot fail to have noticed how hot any South American Phosphophyllites are with the collectors of the world. They don't tend to be big, typically, but that blue-green color and transparency has beguiled more that a few into breaking the piggy bank and going for it. How's your piggy bank? Getting a little nervous, maybe? On a side note: the popularity of Phosphophyllite specimens have gone up exponentially since the emergence of the Japanese anime character of the same name with the telltale green hair color. Go figure - it is a great color and she's pretty cool looking.
    Overall Measurements: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.4 inches (2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Ex. Luis Barreto Collection [RHC #4881, acquired 1987]
    MinID VDA-GLL

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


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    August, 2019
    26th Monday
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