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Gypsum (GEM crystals) on matrix viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends TUESDAY, February 19, 2019

Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/19/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$499
  • Reserve Bid:$499
  • Current Bid:n/a
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:7.4 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm

Description:One of the classic specimens of the famous and world-class Gypsums from the Alabaster Quarries in Zaragoza, Spain. These specimens are renowned for their amazing water clear clarity, glistening luster and superb crystallization. This attractive small cabinet specimen hosts a few WATER-CLEAR, razor-sharp, highly lustrous, soft golden color "sword"-shaped crystals on Gypsum measuring up to 5.2 cm sitting on white opaque Gypsum matrix (alabaster). The main crystal has an unusual stepped termination, with a small reentrant face that actually goes down into the termination. Hard to explain, but beautiful in person. This piece dates back to the late 1980s - early 1990s. A wonderful representation of this beloved material. If you like Gypsum, then these specimens are a must have for your collection.

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