Sphalerite on Dolomite w/ Chalcopyrite (Feist Coll.)

Joplin Field, Tri-State Dist., Jasper Co., Missouri
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 04/22/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

George Feist assembled an excellent and extensive collection of classic, old-time, Tri-State District specimens and this a very aesthetic and fine combination example. A very sharp, 2.6 x 2.5 cm, moderately lustrous, twinned, dark gray sphalerite crystal is dramatically perched atop mounded chert matrix covered with pretty pastel-pink dolomite rhombs. The rich peppering of iridescent, golden chalcopyrite crystals is a classic compliment. The sphalerite is complete all-around and nearly pristine, with only barely noticeable edgewear. Fine combination material with outstanding display quality. Ex Feist # 2856.

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