Libethenite (1800s - Type Locality) Belsky Coll.

Lubietova, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 11/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/10/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Scintillating, gemmy to opaque, emerald-green to dark olive-green, orthorhombic, libethenite crystals richly line numerous small vugs on the oxide-stained quartz matrix on this very showy and excellent specimen from the Type Locality - Lubietova, Slovakia. Excellent, old and rich combination material from this famous locale. Comes with an older, 1800s label in German, that I believe calls it "diprismatic olivenmalachite". Ex Howard Belsky Collection. We have seen similar for $750-1000 at the Munich Show. This is a classic, rich, large and rare example and should be a very valuable addition to many collections.

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