Almandine Garnet (old classic) ex Mullane Coll.

Bodo, Nordland, Norway
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 5.8 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 11/14/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:15:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A sharp, lustrous, wine-red almandine garnet crystal with gemmy highlights aesthetically straddles the edge of waxy luster plates of greenish-black chlorite schist. The textbook, dodecahedral crystal is 1.9 cm and has only trivial edgewear. Classic, old-time material from the Mullane Collection and comes with an Anton Berger label, well-known Austrian mineral dealers from the 1920s-1950s. The label has a December, 1952 date on it. $5.00 in 1952 was not cheap.

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