Tetrahedrite and Sphalerite on Quartz (dated 1830)
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 5.9 x 2.6 cm
Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Ex. Isaac Walker; Reinhard Wuster; Kay Robertson
Classic, old-time material from the famous mines at Cavnic, Romania. The steel-gray Tetrahedrite crystals (to 9 mm) are highly lustrous and sharp, and rest on a layer of intergrown Sphalerite. The underlying matrix is composed of well-formed, 4 mm Quartz crystals. There are even clusters of small, sparkling, Pyrite pyritohedrons that accent the piece quite nicely. Ex. Isaac Walker and Reinhard Wuster before entering Kay's collection at #5110. Isaac Walker was a famous English collector from the early 1800's (1794-1853), and his handwritten label is included here. For more on him:
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