Pyromorphite (excellent) Nowakowski Coll.

Chaillac Mine, Indre, Centre, France
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 7.0 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Scintillating, gemmy and lustrous, apple-green pyromorphite prisms cover the iron oxide-coated baryte matrix of this superb specimen from the Chaillac Mine of France. Specimens of this size and richness are very seldom on the market. There are some contacted crystal tips, but in truth, very few broken crystals amidst hundreds on this large and showy specimen. I believe these came out in the 1970s. I would expect this to be priced at several thousand Euros ($2000 or more in USD) in Europe, where it might be appreciated more as a rare locality specimen. Ex. Robert Nowakowski Collection - obtained in an exchange with him, so I will risk this at auction. Normally, this would be strictly a gallery priced specimen if I got it by purchase. It is SUPERB for what it is, and I have not had better

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