Iridescent Covellite with Chalcopyrite (classic)

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:02:13 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A CLASSIC, very rich Butte specimen with eye-popping, iridescent violet and magenta covellite blades proudly projecting upward from the end of the elongated matrix. The covellite blades are beautifully complimented by a bright, brass-yellow chalcopyrite crystals on the quartz-rich matrix. Very highly representative and desirable species of this famous locale and not diminished by the super trivial bit of bruising, as you can see. The covellite blades are in remarkable condition. CHOICE, old-time material. A piece with so much flash and color should go for $1500-2000 at a show, at least $900 here or its a steal.

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