Tetrahedrite (huge crystals) ex. Gene Meieran Coll.

Casapalca, Peru
Cabinet, 12.2 x 10.1 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 09/12/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Old material, classic for the locality but seldom seen today - this specimen is composed of LARGE crystals of tetrahedrite to 3 inches, in a sharp cluster. This locale has produced, I believe, the largest fine crystals of the species with any quality of luster and sharpness to them. This piece has particularly good stepped growth which gives its face a more 3-dimensional character. It is from the sulfide collection of Dr. Gene Meieran, sold off about 2001 or 2002. Valued $2500. 617 grams

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