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Ferronigerite-2N1S (very rare) (ex Charlie Key Collection) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 17th, 2019

Three Aloes Mine, Uis pegmatites, Uis, Damaraland District, Kunene Region, Namibia
  • Starting Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:0.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm

Description:The discovery of Ferronigerite-2N1S (originally Nigerite) from the Three Aloes Mine produced the finest examples of the species. This material is exceptionally difficult to obtain, and good crystallized examples such as this are prized by rare mineral collectors. This piece is a euhedral, beautiful, sharp, lustrous, platy, reddish-brown 5 mm crystal of Ferronigerite-2N1S free of matrix. If you want a good example of this mineral, look no further, this one is worth picking up. From the collection of renowned mineral dealer, Charlie Key. Charlie is arguably the most sucessful dealer of the second half of the 20th century, along with being the namesake for TWO mineral species (Keyite and Ludlockite).

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