Melonite ps. After Calaverite
- Cresson Mine, Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado
- Thumbnail, 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm
- Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 03/19/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Melonite is an UNCOMMON nickel telluride. This showy and excellent thumbnail from the famous Cresson Mine at Cripple Creek features at rich plate of melonite pseudomorphing calaverite (gold telluride) crystals and is very nicely accented by a small rosette of quartz crystals. The melonite rests on a thin crust of tiny quartz crystals. Highly representative of the species and historic locale. Probably very old material, too.