Barite on Sphalerite (classic locale)

Les Malines Mine, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Rosettes of sparkly, off-white, bladed barite very aesthetically and richly cover the sculptural, sphalerite matrix on this excellent specimen from the historic and ancient Les Malines lead-zinc mine of Gard, France. Classic material, very minimally impacted by the light brusing in one spot. THis is hard to find for sale these days