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Vesuvianite, Calcite & Augite var. Fassaite (rare) Wein Coll. viewBack to Weekly COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - Dec 15,2011

Vedretta di Solda, Bolzano Prov, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
  • 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:8.0 x 6.4 x 3.9 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A striking and very rare combination specimen from an obscure Italian Alps locale. Lustrous and translucent, blue-gray, calcite rhombs dramatically stand out and are aesthetically surrounded by sharp, glassy, brown vesuvianite crystals to 1.0 cm and a very rich field of gemmy, grass-green, augite variety fassaite crystals (low iron content). Found in 1979, this excellent and perhaps unique combination piece is from the collection of Rolf Wein, a noted Alpine specialist.

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