Goethite ex. Uli Burchard, Ed David Coll.

Rosengarten Mine, Niederechelden, Siegen, Germany
Cabinet, 10.8 x 8.1 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 11/12/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A beautiful, jet-black cluster of botryoidal (rounded) geothite, that almost completely drapes a core rock matrix. This is likely a VERY old specimen, and comes from a long defunct locale. It is, for a black mineral, really attractive. The piece is complete on the display face (first photo) and has just a few breaks to the surface on the backside, but for the size and age this is acceptable I think. It was last in the Ed David Collection (Ed was a director of the White House Office of Science and Technology and a former science advisor to President Nixon). Ed obtained it from the Uli Burchard collection - Uli is a collector who sold around 2002, and was particularly known for having superb taste in his aesthetic examples of the European classic locales. Valued ??? Ed had it at $2200.Never seen the like.

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