Rodalquilarite (rare telluride) on Alunite

Wendy Pit, Tambo Mine, Elqui Prov., Chile
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.4 x 4.9 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/09/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A RICH and showy 3-dimensional specimen of several sprays of grass-green lathes, to 4 mm, of the ULTRA-RARE telluride, rodalquilarite, in several vugs lined with the nicely contrasting yellow sulfate, alunite, from the Wendy Open Pit of Chile. The crystallized matrix is a nice touch, and this is thus a really fine combo piece for this rare species. Valued $500-600, perhaps more, for the superb isolation and 3-dimensionality of the xls.