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Rice-grain Smithsonite (rare style) Karl Warning Coll. viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:39:46 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.8 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Classic, uncommon and desirable "rice-grain" smithsonite from the famed Kelly Mine. Beautiful turquoise-blue, translucent rounded "rice-grain" botryoids with gorgeous silky lustre are richly and aesthetically invested on the upright sculptural vuggy matrix. The smithsonite richly covers all sides of this artistic 360-degree specimen. Rice-grains along with trigonal smithsonite are rare compared to other botryoidal forms from the Kelly. Ex Karl Warning Collection and acquired in Magdalena in May, 1995 in the shallow root cellar of Tony Otero's miner's shack. Tony was a well-known Kelly miner, caretaker, mineral collector and dealer in Magdalena. An exceptional, rich and uncommon Kelly rice-grain smithsonite from a primary Kelly dealer.

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