Gem Crocoite xls (Ed Ruggiero Coll.)

Red Lead Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Miniature, 4.4 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
Start Time: 05/04/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/14/2009 8:27:05 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A STUNNING and aesthetic cluster of GEM quality, cherry-red crocoite crystals with orange-fire highlights from the 1970s finds at the famous Red Lead Mine of Tamania. The crystals on this super, two-sided piece are beautifully accented by bits of attached matrix. These have been considered by many to be about the finest crocoites ever to come from Tasmania. Ex Ed Ruggiero Collection and purchased from well-known dealer and collector Al McGuiness in 1975. WAY above the norm for color an dluster qualities. Valued $750

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