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Pyrite (Texas!) Joe Lobell Coll. viewBack to MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S COLLECTION SALE:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Jan 10, 2019

Martin Marietta quarry (TXI Cement quarry), Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas
  • Starting Time:1/5/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/10/2019 06:32:58 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:7.3 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A striking, sharp, 4.0 x 3.5 cm compound pyrite cuboctahedron is dramatically set atop the pristine floater nodule of intergrown pyrite crystals on this outstanding small cabinet from this well-known limestone cement quarry outside of Dallas. The crystals are lustrous to moderately lustrous and have a bronzy-brassy color hue. Texas is known as mostly a mineral wasteland, but this is a fine exception from the Joe Lobell Collection.

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