fossil Crinoid in Azurite with Malachite (rare) ex Mullane Coll.

Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Cabinet, 14.4 x 8.4 x 7.0 cm
Start Time: 06/13/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A VERY RARE, old-time CABINET azurite and malachite specimen from the famous mines at Bisbee, and the noted Dennis Mullane Bisbee Collection. It is pretty on its own merits, but wait there's more: One end of this colorful piece hosts a well-preserved, 9 mm, Paleozoic-aged, crinoid columnal surrounded by azurite and malachite. You can easily see the detailed radial segments of the crinoid included with azurite and malachite. The rich, royal-blue azurite botryoids cover most of one side and the other side is mostly botryoidal malachite. The brown matrix is either limestone or dolomite. Preserved fossils in Bisbee ore specimens are not that common and are very seldom available. Obviously, they are highly desirable. Valued at $750-1000 for the interest, as well as it is simply big and pretty otherwise

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