Calcite (highly fluorescent)

Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.4 x 7.0 cm
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Sculptural and aesthetic divergent spray of lustrous, translucent, frosted calcite scalenohedrons set on just a bit of basalt matrix from the famous basalt traps of Irai, Brazil. The longest spire is 6.2 cm. The one cleaved crystal tip lower on the cluster can be strongly minimized by the correct presentation. Vivid hot pink STUNNING fluorescence. Ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection. Classic, displayable calcite from Irai that is more robust and 3-dimensional than modern specimens and is presumably 20-30 years out of the ground.