Aragonite (one-time U.S. find!)

Northern Lights Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Small Cabinet, 9.7 x 7.4 x 6.4 cm
Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An excellent example of the aragonites from this one-time find we bought out a couple of years ago - not only beautiful, but an important new find of aragonite from anywhere, much less America. They have a unique look, with tiny crystals growing like teeth on an earlier generation of sharp, larger crystals. This is not only a fairly large specimen, but the crystals really stick up off the matrix in bold relief on both sides, in a series of interconnected bursts of crystals framed by the contrasting iron-rich matrix. If you do not have one of these, this one is a very good one, that we held back to offer later! Last year, we were able to buy the remaining pieces from this single pocket from the original miner, so we have all there is of it!

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