Lot 18

Assortment of mineral and fossil specimens, Includes a large rock matrix set with small, clear, prismatic crystals; part of a nodule displaying a face of polished yellow crystals; a section of stalactite; a polished stone egg; three fossil specimens, one

Description:

Assortment of mineral and fossil specimens, Includes a large rock matrix set with small, clear, prismatic crystals; part of a nodule displaying a face of polished yellow crystals; a section of stalactite; a polished stone egg; three fossil specimens, one showing part of a starfish; several fine examples of quartz's prismatic crystal habit terminated by two sets of rhombohedral faces; several smoky quartz and amethyst specimens; several quartz crystal clusters; specimens with rutile inclusions; a complete geode; two complete nodules; three part nodules; several polished mineral slices and several crystal clusters. Display chest of mineral specimens along with six boxes of minerals, ores, and igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Includes amethyst, variscite, opalite, sphalerite, unakite, tourmaline, selenite, asbestos, dendrite, wollastonite, stilpnomelane, hematite, wolframite, biotite mica, rhodochrosite, serpentine, cassiterite, feldspar, jasper, garnet, granite, dolerite, phylite, slate, sandstone, clay, gold topaz, cornelian, turquoise, galena, fluorspar, chalcopyrite, gypsum, siderite and many others. Carved marble ashtray along with a carved agate pestle and mortar. The ashtray carved from green marble and measuring 78 mm across. The pestle and mortar carved from banded agate, the mortar measuring 46 mm across, both in a fitted box.

Auction Date: December 2016

Estimate:

£80 - £120

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