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Pyrite (rare Alpine locale) & Pericline (Obodda Coll.) viewBack to SPECIAL TUCSON INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - Feb 9, 2012

Tormiq, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Starting Time:1/30/2012 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/9/2012 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:8.0 x 6.0 x 5.2 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Pyrite is extremely rare from this famous "Alpine-type" cleft deposit in Pakistan. Leave it to intrepid Himalaya dealer and collector Herb Obodda to have a perhaps unique example in his personal collection. A 2.5 cm, lustrous, stepped-growth, brassy-bronzy, pyrite crystal is aesthetically attached to one side of a snow-white mound of sharp, albite variety pericline crystals. Prominently jutting out at one end is a 3.3 cm flattened spearpoint of glassy, colorless calcite rhombs or flattened disks. This is very rare and uncommon combination material in this aesthetic quality. Ex Obodda Collection # 1939.

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