Large Cabinet, 18.0 x 10.0 x 9.0 cm
Nandan Co., Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
We had two of these amazing limonite specimens in our auctions awhile back, much smaller than this. We spent 4 months after that trying to track down the Chinese guy who had them, and by the time the Tucson Show rolled around, we had found him and arranged to meet him in Tucson. There, he had about 65 specimens - the great majority of which were ugly, but about 6 or 7 of which had the amazing irridescence you see here. We had to buy the entire lot of 65 to get the 6 or so good ones - which was hard to bite off, but we did it. So here you have it: one of the most amazing looking rocks you would ever want to see! IT IS MUCH MORE COLORFUL AND FLASHY In PERSON - just very hard to capture in pics. It shimmers with an amazing electric purple and green that looks almost unreal! This is the largest and one of the most colorful of all; in general, certainly the most significant specimen amongst the ones we got. (As we prepare this update, another one of these is in the current auction and the bidding has surpassed $500 again.) Note that we did not see ANY MORE of this material at the show, with anybody. 18 x 10 x 9 cm