Tennantite coated by Chalcocite (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 7.2 x 7.0 cm.
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:45:02 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A whopper of a Tennantite crystal from any locality to be sure. This big and hefty specimen is a complete, euhedral tetrahedron with excellent form and for an added touch, the crystal is coated by grayish Chalcocite in unusual "thread-like " parallel growths. Valued at $1700 retail.

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