Vanadinite with Calcite (classic locale) ex Evan Jones Coll.

San Carlos Mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Large Cabinet, 15.0 x 11.5 x 7.4 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A dramatic, LARGE CABINET specimen from the classic, but now hard to obtain, source of San Carlos Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. Strongly hoppered, butterscotch-colored vanadinite prisms to 3.8 cm richly cover the banded matrix and are strikingly overgrown with cream-colored calcite. The isolated clusters have a distinctive flowstone-look in one view. Broken and bruised crystals are noted here and there, but amidst the sheer size and context this remains a RARE, large combination specimen in this quality and crystal form. These came out in the 1960s and 70s, with none since. Ex Evan Jones Mexico Collection. Valued at $900-1200.

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