Berthierite (huge crystals, classic locale)

Herja Mine, Baiamare, Maramures, Romania
Large Cabinet, 16.7 x 10.0 x 8.5 cm
Start Time: 09/12/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A very large showy specimen of lustrous, metallic berthierite crystals, with huge bladed clusters to over 10 cm. This is a remarkable, large, and frankly quite attractive cluster for the species, which is a rare Iron Antimony Sulfide. I have seen many smaller ones over the years, but only a few of this stature. This is from an old European collection, and is a significant specimen for this rare sulfide species (and the largest I have seen for sale). Formerly offered on consignment in our gallery at $2500, the owner has agreed to liquidate it here.

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