TUC14B-1340
Celestine
$1,500.00
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm
Bull Creek, Near Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Ex. Art Smith

Texas celestites are rare. Those with COLOR even more so. I traded this piece from the late Art Smith in the early 1990s when I was in school in Houston, and sold it to a local customer at that time. I have just gotten it back. It STILL remains, to my eye, one of the most aesthetic and display-worthy examples of this material that I have seen. The crystal is very large and robust, with deep color and a fine termination atop. The bottom is also terminated, partially at least. Ex. Art Smith collection, this is likely an older piece from the "pay zone" in the old section of Bull Creek where people were once allowed to dig. Modern attempts to dig here are at the same deposit, but not quite the same bit of land where these old ones were found. Joe Budd photos.

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