Barytocalcite (Type Locality) ex Richard Barstow Coll.

Blagill Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor Dist., Cumbria, England
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 7.7 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A truly fine specimen of bladed barytocalcite from the Type Locality- the only mine in the world where barytocalcite has been mined as an ore. Specimen of this quality are rare. This is a very showy, large specimen with unusually large and isolated crystals, shooting up in every direction on the sculptural matrix. The grayish-white blades have a matte luster. The bit of periphery wear certainly does not diminish the importance of this piece. Ex Richard Barstow Collection, a very well-known English dealer and collector, who personally collected this piece.

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