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Quartz on Matrix Mineral Specimen.

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Quartz on Matrix Mineral Specimen.

Lot 0404 Details

Description
A specimen comprising numerous radiating groups of prismatic quartz crystals, frosted with a coating of another mineral, and resting on a martix of quartz, sphalerite, and pyrite. See Bonewitz, Dr. Ronald Louis, Rocks & Minerals, 2008, p.219. 1.25 kg, 14cm (5 1/2"). Property of a Gloucestershire gentleman; inherited from his grandfather. Found Rodopi Mountain region; collected 1930-1990 by the late Marin Savov of Pamporovo, Bulgaria. There are around 80 mines for lead and zinc in the area whose reserves are among the largest in Europe. [No Reserve]
Condition
Extermely fine condition. Unusual.
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Quartz on Matrix Mineral Specimen.

Estimate £30 - £40
Jan 14, 2017
Starting Price £5
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0404: Quartz on Matrix Mineral Specimen.

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Est. £30 - £40Starting Price £5
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Lot 0404 Details

Description
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A specimen comprising numerous radiating groups of prismatic quartz crystals, frosted with a coating of another mineral, and resting on a martix of quartz, sphalerite, and pyrite. See Bonewitz, Dr. Ronald Louis, Rocks & Minerals, 2008, p.219. 1.25 kg, 14cm (5 1/2"). Property of a Gloucestershire gentleman; inherited from his grandfather. Found Rodopi Mountain region; collected 1930-1990 by the late Marin Savov of Pamporovo, Bulgaria. There are around 80 mines for lead and zinc in the area whose reserves are among the largest in Europe. [No Reserve]
Condition
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Extermely fine condition. Unusual.

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