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Baryte w/ Calcite (old classic) Kay Robertson Coll. viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
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Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, Egremont, Cumbria, England
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.1 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Classic gemmy and lustrous, delicate gray-blue tabular barite blades are densely and aesthetically clustered next to a field of calcite scalenohedrons with flattened terminations on the hematite matrix. This is a very showy 360-degree miniature from this famous old Cumbria iron mine, that operated from 1874 to 1914. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 85! and acquired in the 1950s or earlier. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017). The Pallaflat Mine was renowned for exceptional calcite specimens and this is a classic fine old-time combination.

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