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Siderite (botryoidal) with Barite (GEM) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday November 29th, 2018

Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
  • Starting Time:11/22/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/29/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:7.2 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm

Description:An old-time, uncommon and showy combination specimen from historic Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Romania. The sculptural, mounded piece is composed of unusually botryoidal Siderite (variety Spharosiderite). The tan to brown botryoids are translucent when backlit, and have a soft matte luster. Additionally water-clear, glassy, tabular Barite crystals are a fine complement. Accompanied by an old collection (museum?) label. The piece dates back several decades, and is a superb example of this hard to find material.

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