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Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) viewBack to MIXED MINERAL SPECIMEN AUCTIONS - ends Sept 5th, 2013

Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
  • Starting Time:8/25/2013 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:9/5/2013 06:39:13 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.5 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm
  • Size Description:Large Miniature

Description:A 3.3 cm, sharply terminated, bright and rich copper-in-calcite crystal is aesthetically set on floater copper crystals with striking sculptural form. The intergrown copper crystals have rich mellow patina and an amazing melted look with cavernous areas, where other crystals or matrix have been dissolved away. The bottom end of the calcite is contacted and that's embedded epidote in the side of the calcite. Every turn of this very fine combination piece offers a totally different pespective! Classic, excellent and most desirable old-time material from Copper Country. Ex Cal Tech Collection (which contains a number of old copper country minerals donated in the early 1900s, mostly by TH Cole). Valued at $1250-1500.

Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
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Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Copper in Calcite on Copper (Cal Tech) - Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan