OPAL PINEAPPLE GLAUBERITE COLLECTOR PC 1500 CTS -2

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 78 x 72 x 55mm
Weight (carats) 1500 carats

GLAUBERITE

THIS IS A RARE OPAL PINAPPLE ONLY FOUND IN WHITE CLIFFS NSW AUSTRALIA.

THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN BETWEEN 300-500 SUCH SPECIMENS FOUND THERE. THEY ARE FORMED AS A RESULT OF PRECIOUS OPAL REPLACING GLAUBERITE [A SULFATE MINERAL] -SUCH SPECIMENS ARE KNOWN AS PSEUDOMOROPHS. AS THEY STILL EXHIBIT THE EXTERNAL CRYSTAL FORM THEY HAVE REPLACED. THE GLAUBERITE CRYSTAL IS BELIEVED TO HAVE FORMED UNDER GLACIAL CONDITION WHICH LATER DISSOLVED LEAVING THE VOID TO BE FILLED WITH OPAL THE PSUDOMORPHS ARE FORMED IN THE PINEAPPLE BAND NEAR THE OPAL FEEDER WITH LESSER -SHAPED PIECES FURTHER AWAY ,THIS SPECIMEN HAS GREEN PURPLE COLOUR ON ONE SIDE

WEIGHT 300G/2550 CTS APPROX

SIZE 78 X 72 X 55 MM APPROX

 

 

 

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Auction ID 824184
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Starts 22nd Oct 2019 6:23pm PDT

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