Legrandite (Type Locality) on Smithsonite ex Consie Prince Coll.

Flor de Pena Mine, Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Miniature, 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 7:20:05 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This is a very rare legrandite specimen from the TYPE LOCALITY for the species: which is NOT Ojuela as most people think, but a smaller and earlier find in Nuevo Leon, within a completely different location and geology! This specimen is attractive in that the legrandite is contrasted against olive-green and brown, botryoidal, smithsonite (this association is a dead giveaway of its true origin, aside from the unique crystal form and notably radiating habit of the legrandite clusters themselves). Overall, it is a rich and showy piece. For the location, its very good. These can only get rarer with time, even more so than the comparably more plentiful Ojuela Mine material. Valued $750. ex Consie Prince collection

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