OLDEURO-43
Erythrite on Quartz
$3,000.00
Miniature, 5.9 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
Daniel Mine, Neustadtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

A GORGEOUS SPECIMEN with intense, maroon-red crystals of radiating erythrites set against sparkling quartz. This old find, from the mid-1800s and maybe earlier, has always set the standard for the species for sheer color and luster. These crystals, to 13 mm, exemplify the best of those qualities. Additionally this piece has a nice significance as it is from the type locality for the species. Note the date of 1860 on the label.

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