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Color-zoned Apatite (excellent - classic locale) Urish Coll. viewBack to Weekly COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - Dec 15,2011

Barroca Grande Mine, Panasqueira, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
  • Starting Time:12/10/2011 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/15/2011 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:4.0 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Size Description:Miniature

Description:A very fine and aesthetic combination apatite specimen from this less well-known mine at this classic European locale. The intergrown, very glassy, translucent, hexagonal crystals range from light green to light gray to colorless. Micro pyrite and siderite crystals are preferentially peppered on one crystal face and two clusters of pearlescent muscovite blades with siderite and/or pyrite crystals nicely frame the top. This excellent miniature is nearly pristine, with only a trivial bit of edge wear to the apatites. Ex Harold Urish Collection # 880 and obtained at the Tucson Show in 2002. Classic combination material valued at $1000. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!! The green in the apatite does not show well in the photos.

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