Chalcopyrite, Malachite, Pyrite
Bourg d'Oisans, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
An OLD-TIME, showy combination piece from the famous Bourg d'Oisans area of France of brassy, lustrous chalcopyrite nicely complimented with malachite and accented by several, sharp, lustrous and striated, bronzy pyrite cubes - all on milky quartz. A classic, old-timer from a renowned locality. The paper label says that the piece was acquired in 1945, but was COLLECTED in 1906! 101 years old! Ex. George Elling Collection.