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HOLD Bournonite - huge crystal, antique, classic German
stock #HOLD 20-FC-047-(9148)
Georg Mine, Willroth, Altenkirchen
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
6.4 x 5.7 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1550


A major, important antique German Bournonite in a large single crystal. Certainly not pretty but reputed to be the the biggest known single crystal from this famed locale and possibly the largest single crystal from all of Germany. This is also quite sharp for the size at the locale. Over 6 CM across, this is a flat tabular habit as is typical from the Georg Mine. Rather crude in some areas but very sharp in others, it has a few contacts but overall is quite distinct as seen. The vintage Boubée label dates this to late 1800's to early 1900 era, so collected at least over 100 years ago, likely much older. Some faces show an interesting metallic patina and in person there is a fine "gunmetal" luster in spots.