Gaspeite (rare carbonate)

132 North Mine, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.4 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Gaspeite is a RARE nickel, magnesium, iron carbonate. It seldom crystallizes. This rich and showy, two-sided specimen features striking, lime-green gaspeite, in massive form - already of high quality and a rich piece. However it also features a pocket with rounded aggregates of microcrystals, taking up the upper half of this dramatic piece. The mineral so seldom forms in this quality, and is apparently quite difficult to find as not much comes to market despite its beauty. This very rich, highly representative specimen is from the 132 North Nickel Mine of Western Australia. VERY seldom on the market in such size and richness. Valued $900

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