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Bilin, Czech Republic
Thumbnail, 19.3 x 13.2 mm ; 13.31 carats
This is a super rare collector's stone. When is the last time that you can remember seeing a faceted stone of Aragonite? With the exception of the Czech specimens, Aragonite is rarely found in facet grade material. This is the old, classic European locale for the species and crystals from this location come up in old collections only infrequently. This was cut from one such old piece. This stone is a wonderful, very very slightly included gem with a "Pear" cut. These gems are very difficult to find these days, and stones this size are NOT common
Racalmuto Mine, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.0 x 4.3 cm
This specimen presents isolated, intense yellow crystals of sufur on stark white matrix of spiky little aragonite crystals. The crystals are to 3 cm in size, and pristine despite the age, and the softness of fragile sulfur crystals. This is a display-quality example of this CLASSIC material, now seldom seen in this quality for sale. A lot of more recently mined sulfur specimens was available briefly in the 1970s, and also some notorious fakes created around the same time. This piece, however, dates back firmly to a major multigenerational collection of Milan that was assembled in the second half of the 19th centruy. It has been confirmed as a valid historic specimen by Dr. Federico Pezzotta of the MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE in Milan, which has an extensive comparative collection. Comes with custom lucite display base