Augelite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, La Libertad Dept., Peru
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 6.6 x 5.8 cm
Ex. Ramos family collection
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This is obviously a fabulous and very dramatic cabinet combination specimen of Augelite on Quartz from the great finds at the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru in 2005-2006. This location produced best of species material, unquestionably, at the time - and we bought most available specimens of large size and importance at that time they came out. This was pulled out, as a large piece that required years to trim down to size, and we recently reacquired it. It has one of the largest intact matrix crystals known for the species, a beautiful phosphate. Well over a dozen glassy and gemmy, bright green Augelite crystals from 1.5 to an amazing 3.75 cm in length are distributed strategically on the sparkling blanket of Quartz crystals to produce a well-balanced and very aesthetic specimen! The Augelites are positioned between and on top of the lustrous Quartz crystals that vary in size from 1 to 2 cm in length and have nice pointed terminations. It displays very well on the rectangular matrix that is on a slight slant to the front to show off the amazing crystal placement. The crystals have great color and have a nice, balanced placement on the piece. For the size, condition, and overall size of the matrix as well, this is simply a museum level specimen, certainly among the top 5 that we know of which came out. It is an important rarity, but also simply beautiful for the unique color and contrasts. It was from the collection of the well known dealing family that controlled much of the production from this mine, Elmer Ramos and his son Bruce.