Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojo Caliente, Zacatecas, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Ex. David and Emily Stoudt
$1,800.00 Payment Plan Available
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Mimetite from many locales in Mexico are common on the market, but not from the old Bilbao Mine - a much more rare locality from which few survive. Thought to have come out in the 1950s or 160s, this is an unusually robust and three dimensional piece. This unusual specimen comes from the private collection of old-time dealers Dalton and Consie Prince of Houston. It was passed on from their collection by their daughter to collector David Stoudt, and I have always appreciated its aesthetics and unusual form. It is quite different from other Mexican mimetites.

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