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Pectolite w/ Calcite (Lindemann & Robertson Coll.) viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Rauschermuhle Quarry, Niederkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:30:14 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:8.5 x 7.0 x 2.9 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Dramatic opposing sprays of silky lustre, tan pectolite lathes form a sculptural and rich combination from this historic and exctinct old diabase-basalt quarry, where collecting is now prohibited. The adjacent blocky calcite cleavages are a typical accessory to this very showy piece. Pectolite is a member of the Wollastonite Group and is the calcium analogue of Serandite. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 2021 and acquired from the Lindemann Collection in August, 1961. 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). This is an excellent, uncommon and rich combination from the locale.

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