Arandisite on Quartz (ultra rare) ex Mullane Coll.

Stiepelmann Mine, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.6 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 04/15/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/21/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Arandisite is an ultra rare tin silicate, or possibly a mixture of silica and tin oxide. It is unique to this Erongo locality. Lustrous, translucent, bright apple-green arandisite crystals are richly embedded on all sides of the quartz matrix. This is a very rich and rare old-time example. Ex Dennis Mullane and O. Ivan Lee Collections and comes with faded Hugh Ford and Burminco labels. The Ford label dates to 1946-57. Value of such a rarity???

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