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Millerite on Quartz (David Burgess Coll.) viewBack to PRE-CHRISTMAS END OF THE YEAR MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
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Wallace Stone Company Quarry (Bayport Quarry), Bay Port, Huron Co., Michigan
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A 1.7 cm dense nest of bright metallic bronzy millerite needles is dramatically set in the contrasting quartz-lined curved vug of the very sculptural limestone matrix. Millerite specimens are well-known from this Michigan quarry and this is an excellent small cabinet example with architectural flair. From the David Burgess Collection, for whom the mineral Burgessite is named.

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