Anglesite (Green)
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
Outstanding cluster of gemmy, mint-green crystals from the Montevecchio Mines in Sardinia - one of the Holy Grails of collecting European classics. Very few exist, or will be ever on the market. The luster is glassy, and the largest crystal is about 8 mm in length. For richness of color, gemminess, as well as overall aesthetics, this is a beautiful example of these legendary green Anglesites, few of which are ever for sale. Fioravanti obtained this in exchange from the Natural History Museum of Rome in 1961.