Manganoan Calcite (old classic) - super fluorescence!

Idarado Mine, Telluride, San Miguel Co., Colorado
Cabinet, 12.4 x 9.5 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic and showy, densely packed, two-sided, CABINET, cluster of translucent, lightly frosted, pretty pastel-pink, manganoan calcite scalenohedrons from the historic Idarado Mine of Colorado. The terminations of all of the major crystals are pristine, exceptional for a large and soft species. This is a very highly representative example of the species and famous locale. Super orange-pink fluorescence! Old piece, rare on the market today except from old collections. I have had this for over 10 years, from an old collection in California. Valued $900-1200

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