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Polybasite on Acanthite
stock #20.1-112
Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
3.2 x 2.4 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $3200


A killer specimen with exceptional form, the main crystal being textbook perfect, sharp and perfectly defined. Formerly in the collections of Carl Acosta and Brett Keller, this is just barely within the size limit to be classified a thumbnail. The Acanthite matrix is the "melted" look type and is a fine contrast to the large Polybasite. Displays well from either side, what we consider to be the front or best view has a nice metallic patina. Most of the Polybasite we have seen from Guanajuato is more crude or has overgrowths of Pyrite, this is just a superb example of the specie and extraordinary for the locality.

Apophyllite - pink
stock #16.1-1266
Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
8.7 x 6.8 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $260


A fine crust of Apophyllite crystals with a light pink color and glassy luster. An older piece from Guanajuato with the typical Quartz matrix having amethyst zoning. From the Stanek collection (Brno, Czech republic) we do not see many Guanajuato specimens available, most Mexican pinks are from Zacatecas or Charcas but these were found long before those later finds. In super fine condition.