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MD-266881
Koettigite
Cabinet, 13.0 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
Jachymov (St Joachimsthal), Jachymov (St Joachimsthal) District, Krusne Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Bohmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
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This is a large specimen of pale pink Koettigite crystals smothering a rock matrix, crystals which are rare for the locality. This long resided in the personal reference collection of Czech classics of Josef Vajdak, a rare species mineral dealer from New York, now 80 years old. Josef says this find was in the 1950s, and considered this a very good example of this rarity for the locale.