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T06-196
Manganpyrosmalite
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 3.7 x 1.4 cm
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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This is the best specimen of its species from Australia I have seen for sale, myself. It is from the personal collection of Aussie collector and dealer Rob Sielecki, with whom I traded at Tucson. It is a very atrtractive, sparkling, red specimen with large and fat crystals measuring to 5 x 5 x 5 mm concentrated at one end. It actually displays better vertically but photo'd better horizontally. I have seen bigger crystals, but not on such a rich specimen, or in such quantity and beauty together. I consider it to be a significant example of the species (and they were found in the 1920s-40s, I am told)