rar09-wp06
Nagyagite
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Sacaramb (Nagyag), Siebenburgen, Hunedoara Co., Romania (TYPE LOCALITY)
SOLD

ex. Dr. Werner Paar Collection Nagyagite is one of those romantic old European rarities because it is mineralogically and historically interesting, both. This is the richest, most robust cluster of crystals of this species that I have seen for sale, very different from the usual styles: either short robust crystals spaced out on matrix as above; or elegantly gracile and fragile, etched, thin crystals in clusters. Instead, here we have a solid 3x3x2 cm mass completely composed of intergrown, robust crystals up to 4 mm in size. It is important to note that these are FREESTANDING (unetched from enclosing calcite!) crystals, from its type locality; and that this has not been etched out from calcite as with so many nagyagite specimens, as that preparation method changes the natural patina on the surface of the crystals. The cluster is perched on a matrix composed of pale pink rhodochrosite. (TYPE LOCALITY)