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Aragonite viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end June 1st, 2017

La Pesquera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
  • Starting Time:5/25/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/1/2017 06:45:41 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

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  • Size Description:3.0 x 2.6 x 0.6 cm

Description:The Aragonites from this locality are some of the most distinctive for the species extant. The eye-catching purple color, along with the beautiful twinned pseudo-hexagonal form make for some really interesting specimens. This piece is from a recent find at La Pesquera and is essentially a thin sliced "cross section" of a prismatic crystal group (twinned crystal group) of Aragonite with wonderful purple exteriors which grade into a straw yellow coloration in the center. The piece appears to have been cleaned with acid as it has a slightly "waxy" exterior luster which is unusual for the material. Nonetheless, the color, luster and gemminess make it very appealing for such a common species.

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