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Azurite (thick "rose") viewBack to END OF THE YEAR FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 20th, 2018

Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.7 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm

Description:A superb, large, well-formed, notably thick and blocky, deep blue lustrous Azurite "rose" cluster from this older material dating back nearly 40 years! It's almost complete all around - a near floater with only one real point of attachment on the bottom / back of the piece. The quality is excellent, it sits and displays beautifully without the aid of clay or a base. Please note that there is a bit of attached styrofoam on the back of the specimen, presumably where somebody had it mounted. This is one of the early ones to have reached the US market, acquired in the early 1980's by Richard Kosnar. Azurites of this magnitude are rare from anywhere, so do not let the quantity of azurites from China dull your appreciation of a specimen such as this, no matter where it is from. This piece was valued at $2,500 in the inventory.

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