Pyromorphite (superb old classic)

Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze, France
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 5.6 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 01/12/2012 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/24/2012 5:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A CLASSIC, very rich and HIGHLY DESIRABLE specimen from the famous Les Farges Mine of France. Lustrous, "wet-look", apple-green pyromorphite prisms to 7 mm cover the sculptural barite matrix plate. Most of the tapering prisms are hoppered and the preferential coating of iron oxides is a nice accent. Apple-green is THE most desirable Les Farges pyrommorphite color and this is an EXCELLENT specimen, with only a couple of broken crystals, for such RICH coverage. Les Farges has been closed since 1981. Ex Jamie Bird Collection and valued at $1500. This is CLASSIC for this famous and collectible locale, from which only a few specimens come back on market today. Comes with a custom, carved and name-engraved base (valued at $125)

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