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Large 2.5-pound Chalcocite (classic old locale) David Burgess Coll. viewBack to MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S COLLECTION SALE:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Jan 10, 2019

Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
  • Starting Time:1/5/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/10/2019 06:31:35 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:12.2 x 6.8 x 6.5 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:Classic, very rich and showy large old-time chalcocite ore from the famous mines at Butte. Sharp, charcoal-gray to bronzy-brown chalcocite crystals, to 5 mm, are festooned atop the sculptural matrix of solid granular chalcocite ore matrix. Sparkly, brassy pyrite microcrystals embedded on the vuggy back of the piece are a typical and colorful accessory. Hefty copper ore at 1148 grams or 2.5 pounds mass. Ex David Burgess Collection and comes with a label from noted Colorado dealer, Lazard Cahn, dating from ca. 1908-1940. He died in 1940. valued $1000 or more

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