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Baryte & Malachite (classic CT) Burgess Coll. viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:8.0 x 8.0 x 3.2 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Rare, rich and colorful two-sided barite and malachite from these classic old barite mines, that operated mostly in the 19th century. A large vug in the front of the sculptural layered matrix plate is festooned with scintillating tiny, gemmy, colorless barite blades, that cover many of the contrasting tiny richly sprinkled malachite botryoids. The crystal-lined vug continues under the overhang, adding even more character. The back has a nice surprise, with the 3.5 cm vug filled with oxide-tinted barite blades and seams of malachite. Specimens of this richness and combination quality are rare and are seldom on the market. Choice, undoubtedly old-time material from the David Burgess Collection, for whom Burgessite is named.

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