Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.0 cm
Vishnovogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Glassy and partially gemmy, burnished brown pyrochlore octahedrons aesthetically cover matrix on this very fine specimen from Veshnovogorsk, Ural Mts., Russia. Pyrochlore is an uncommon niobium oxide. This is a superb specimen with extremely rich crystals, of high luster, and good quality. It was found perhaps a decade ago. This is one of our "spikers" for the auction - probably the most esoteric expensive rock we have put to auction, but nonetheless a truly oustandign specimen for what it is! 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.0 cm