Quartz on Calcite and Malachite ex. Prince Coll.

Globe Mine, Gila Co, Arizona
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.9 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:16:53 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A druse of sparkly quartz covers a large cluster of calcite scalenohedra, and, at the edge, a series of globes of green malachite. The entire specimen sparkles wildly from a sugary covering of quartz! And, in fact, these quartz druses typically cover specimens from this famous locality, "lighting up" whatever mineral (usually copper minerals) is underneath. but a larger plate like this, with such size, geometry, adn color to it...this is rare! valued $1250-1500. ex Consie Prince collection

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