Polished Rhodonite slab (old classic locale!) ex Hanks

Ekaterinburg, Urals Mts., Russia
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.3 x 0.5 cm
Start Time: 01/01/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A rare, old-time, polished slab of rhodonite from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The rhodonite has a striking swirl pattern and beautiful hues of cherry-red. Ex Henry Hanks and Russell Jones Collections. Henry Hanks was the first State Mineralogist for California and lived from 1826-1907. Also comes with a Hugh Ford label dating from 1946-57. Very seldom on the market in this old-time quality. This slab certainly dates to Imperial Russia and is at least 100 years old.

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