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Arsenopyrite & Calcite on Quartz (Soregaroli Coll.) viewBack to POST-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Nov 1, 2018

Panasqueira Mine, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:6.5 x 6.4 x 4.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A dramatic and sculptural 360-degree combination from this famed locale. A striking 3.0 cm rosette of brilliant, striated, silver-metallic arsenopyrite crystals with tiny brown siderite rhombs, cloaked in calcite rhombs is artistically set on the side of a glassy, translucent quartz crystal with a water-clear termination. Flattened calcite rhombs preferentially envelope most of the quartz crystal, including the base. Complete all-around and essentially pristine. You can barely tell, that the back of the quartz termination is gently bruised. Exceptional, aesthetic and classic combination material from the Art Soregaroli Collection.

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