rare GREEN Anglesite on Barite (old, classic locale)

Sanna Stope, Montevecchio Mine, Arbus, Medio Campidano Prov., Sardinia, Italy
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 11/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:32:14 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Rare, gemmy and lustrous, green anglesite crystals aesthetically fill a vug in starkly contrasting snow-white or iron oxide-coated barite matrix on this very fine old timer from a classic and extinct Sardinia locale - the Montevecchio Mine. The large crystal is 9 mm and is doubly terminated. The specimen was recovered from the Sanna Stope, according to what literature I have found online. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I, from which we had other old classics. I have seen VERY FEW of these for sale over the years, at prices borderng in the insane...

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