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OPAL PINEAPPLE GLAUBERTITE COLLECTOR PC 1550 CTS -9

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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 NEED TO BE EXPOSED FOR COLOUR

WEIGHT 310G/1550 CTS APPROX

SIZE 75 X 67 X 62 MM APPROX

FREE BOOK ON WHITECLIFFE HOME OF PINEAPPLE OPAL BY LEN CRAM

$10,000.00 USD

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Auction ID 422380
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Starts 1st Mar 2014 7:17pm PST

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