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Cobaltoan Calcite (ex Franceso Bedogné Collection) viewBack to PRE-DENVER MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end September 14th, 2017

Kakanda deposit, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Starting Time:9/7/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:9/14/2017 06:45:10 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.7 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm

Description:A classic display specimen of purplish-pink Cobaltoan Calcite associated with minor green Malachite on matrix from the Kakanda deposit, in DR Congo. Sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystals of Cobaltoan Calicte and great color for the size. From the worldwide collection of famed Italian mineral collector, field collector and author, Francesco Bedogné of Sondrio, Italy (Collection #291) with another label from Roberto Palumbo of Rome. Bedogné wrote dozens of articles and several books about the mineralogy of Italian Alpine localities such as Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera, Val Spluga, Valtellina and the famous Val Malenco. He was also the founder of the Valtellinese Mineralogical Institute.

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