Hematite "iron roses" (classic locale)

Cavradi, Tavetsch, Grisons, Switzerland
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 01/01/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A aesthetic cluster of larger, lustrous, dark gray, hematite "iron roses" from the very famous Cavradi Gorge of Switzerland. Crystals reach 5.0 cm on this striking, two-sided piece. The overall quality of this very fine piece is (minimally) impacted by modest contacting and edgewear, which needs to be noted. Nevertheless, such robust crystals, in such a big and unrepaired cluster, are a major alpine rarity and this piece is a cabinet display specimen of some note. It is Classic material with large crystals, from this historic locale. Valued at $1000-1500.

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