Augelite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Sanchez Carrion Prov., La Libertad, Peru
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
$4,000.00 Payment Plan Available
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A dramatic 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall crystal stands proudly on this well-trimmed quartz matrix, making for a competitive level miniature of this extremely rare phosphate species, augelite. These are considered the world's best of species, and came out in the mid 2000s from a few small pockets. I purchased this one directly from a Peruvian miner at the time, and trimmed it down to a balanced size. In person, the crystal is razor sharp and has a special rich apple green color to it that is simply hard to convey in photos. This has no repairs.