Floater Vesuvianite xl (Arkansas!)

Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas
Miniature, 4.2 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A RARE, superb, old-time, classic from Magnet Cove, Arkansas of a PRISTINE, FLOATER, sharply tetragonal vesuvianite crystal. Most of this super crystal is a low-luster tan color, but parts of it are a lustrous, translucent, olive-green. I have never seen another of this quality. Most vesuvianites from this location are heavily etched. This looks carved, as if from a textbook drawing on the species crysatllography. Value?

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