8" Museum Sparkling Golden Tan Bladed BARITE Crystals Cavnic Romania for sale
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This is a spectacular cluster of bladed golden tan BARITE crystals - a classic find from Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania. We acquired this fabulous specimen as part of a small but absolutely top-notch collection which we picked up from one of the top collectors in Massachusetts. His collection included a wide assortment of high-end specimens, some of them self-collected, some acquired in trade, and some purchased as part of other collections. What a treat to find this classic Romanian specimen, and in pristine condition. This specimen is a former Harvard Mineralogical Museum Specimen, divested years ago and reaching my friend via the legendary New England dealer, Sal Avella.
The Cavnic Mine closed in 2008, and is now flooded. It had been worked since 1336 for zinc, lead, manganese, gold, and silver. It is considered a classic European locality, having produced a wealh of specimens of exceptional beauty and high value.
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