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Harmatome xls on Calcite (fl) on Amethyst viewBack to SPECIAL AUCTION: OLD CLASSIC MINERALS
from the Kay Robertson Mineral Collection
ends Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Setz Quarry, Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Starting Time:6/5/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/25/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:1D 3H 54M 19S

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$50
  • Size:7.7 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Fine, 1.2 cm Harmotome crystal resting on Calcite, itself on Amethyst, from the Setz Quarry in the famous Idar-Oberstein area of Germany. The Harmotome is lustrous, gemmy-to-translucent, and doubly-terminated. The angled sidecars may also represent twinning, which is not unheard of from Setz. The tan Calcite appears to have a second generation of very lustrous and gemmy crystals growing on it, and this second generation is highly fluorescent. The Amethyst has a rich purple color and very good luster. This is certainly one of the best of these combinations I have seen from here, and it was #2134 in Kay's collection. RARE SPECIES for Idar!

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