El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
Cabinet, 11.2 x 8.9 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 06/24/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

From an amazingly gemmy batch of specimens that recently came from this contemporary sulfur find. The finds of beautiful crystallized sulfur in Bolivia came at a great time, when old specimens from Sicily have become really hard to get and expensive, and only a trickle is coming from Russia. The crystals, up to 1.0 cm, on this fine piece are PARTICULARLY gemmy - not opaque bright yellow, but TRANSPARENT and jewel-like (much better in person!). Some are even hoppered. The camera does not come close to capturing them; they are really like bright gems - way beyond Italian or Russian sulfurs in brightness and luster!

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