- El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
- Cabinet, 12.4 x 9.5 x 5.0 cm
- Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
From an amazingly gemmy batch of specimens that came out last year 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 canary-yellow crystals on this plate are PARTICULARLY gemmy - not opaque bright yellow, but TRANSPARENT and jewel-like (much better in person!). 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! In the total coverage, the few bruised crystals are barely noticeable and are certainly not detracting.