Stalactitic Quartz with Limonite (old) ex Feist Coll.

Old Mines area, Washington Co., Missouri
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.6 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 07/22/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/29/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A old-time, rare and sculptural specimen from Missouri. This artistic, knobby piece of very sparkly, finely crystalline quartz, aesthetically accented with rust-red limonite, is actually a HOLLOW quartz stalactite! It is complete all-around and pristine. The Old Mines area of Washington County were surface deposits mined for barite, galena, iron and zinc well before the discovery by core drilling of the well-known Viburnum Trend in the 1960s. Ex George Feist Collection # 2503. George accumulated a very large and significant Missouri, Tri-State and Viburnum Trend collection.

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