Talc ps. After Quartz (Old German classic!)

Johannes Mine, Gopfersgrun, Bavaria, Germany
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 02/06/2009 8:20:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/26/2009 8:15:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

The hardest crystals become the softest?! A SUPERB specimen of a super-sharp, complete all-around, pseudohexagonal, light brown, talc pseudomorph after a quartz crystal. This fine OLD-TIMER is from a renowned locality for this RARE replacement - the Johannes Mine, Bavaria, Germany. The quartz pseudo is so sharp, that it looks man-made, but the beautiful patina is diagnostic, that it is, in fact, natural and not carved from a massive talc block. Seldom on the market in this quality, this is very old material. It once was called "steattite". Ex Mullane Collection and comes with a label in German.

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