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Spinel on Pyroxene (old specimen) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - featuring specimens from the newly acquired DAVID BURGESS COLLECTION - end Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Amity, Town of Warwick, Orange County, New York
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Thumbnail
  • Size Description:2.1 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm

Description:A distinctive and attractive Spinel thumbnail from the famous Amity locality, which produced single Spinel crystals over 300 pounds!! This piece features a sharp and well-formed octahedron with a very dark steel blue (vritually black) hue sitting on moss green Pyroxene. The Spinel crystal measures 1.2 cm, and is not just a basic octahedron, but actually shows some attractive, smooth modifying faces. These pieces are some of the most well-known Spinels from the United States. The piece is clearly an older specimen because it came from an old East Coast collection, and comes with an historic label from the legendary mineral dealer, Hugh A. Ford. Since the label has Ford's New York address, that dates it 1946-1957, but the piece itself is most likely even older.

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