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Brochantite- (rare stout crystals)
stock #Alec-3-481
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
4.9 x 3.7 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $775


A well formed and undamaged specimen of the "stout" crystal habit found about 4 years ago at Milpillas. This locale is now world famous for some of the best Azurites, and the very best Brochantites ever seen. The Brochantites were mostly of the delicate "hairy" or fuzzy type, which were beautiful but incredibaly fragile. Only a few of the thicker crystals on matrix came out. The very best pieces sold quickly in the 5 and 6 figure range, few were available for collectors of "normal" means. This is one such- an excellent miniature example that is both esthetic and affordable. The largest crystal is 2.5 CM long and all have excellent luster.
Sulphur (native crystallized with petroleum inclusions)
stock #14.1-429
Girgenti
Sicily, Italy
7.1 x 4 x 6.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $500


A very attractive (and genuine natural) Sulfur with a sharp, well formed 3.2 CM crystal nicely perched on a calcite/ aragonite matrix. There are petroleum inclusions in the Sulfur that prove that this is natural and not one of the common fakes. An older (pre 1960's) piece with great composition, there are some tiny edge chips visible so this is not for a perfectionist. If perfect the price would be far more, but it is still an attractive, reasonable cost classic mineral specimen.
2 specimens found
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