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    Pargasite
    Luc Yen
    Yenbai Province
    Vietnam

    Bright green Pargasite is embedded within the pure white marble on this very eye-catching and hefty sculpture. "Luc Yen" is not as specific as it seems, because the multiple quarries that produce Pargasite are spread over a length of 12 kilometers. More than one has Pargasite. The metamorphic process which gave rise to the Pargasite also transformed the host Limestone into a crystalline marble, exhibiting visible cleavage planes that give the piece a sparkling, "frosty" appearance. The overall condition of this museum-sized specimen is pristine, and it comes with a custom base to secure the large example for display.
    Overall Measurements: 11.0 x 10.4 x 5.0 inches (28.0 x 26.5 x 12.8 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

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


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 800

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

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