Bornite (large xls)

Dzhezkazgan Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Dzhezkazgan Oblast, Kazakhstan
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:41:08 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Large, quite choice Bornite from this famous Kazak locale. The large, complex crystal is 2.5 cm long, and both it and the smaller, more euhedral crystal have that copper-to-blue iridescence that you look for in a classic Bornite. A very good specimen by any standard, and with its isolation and iridescence I would say even a GREAT specimen. These bornites are the finest found in modern times, many people think. They have often gone for very high prices and I would not be surprised to see this on a shelf at $1000-1500.

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