Berthierite with Stibnite ex Josef Vajdak Coll

Jachymov, Northwestern Bohemia, Czech Republic
Cabinet, 10.0 x 7.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 11/14/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:07:53 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This is a hefty specimen of mixed Pribram ores with embedded berthierite crystals, which are rare for the locality. This long resided in his personal reference collection of Czech classics of Josef Vajdak, a rare species mineral dealer from New York, now 80 years of age. Josef claims to have done research indicating that these were found in the 1880, and considered this a very good example of this rarity for the locale. Note the minor stibnite in association, also a rarity for the locale. He valued this specimen at $750, and we are auctioning it for him on consignment.

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