• Proustite on Calcite
  • Proustite on Calcite
  • Proustite on Calcite
  • Proustite on Calcite

Proustite on Calcite

$1,500.00   €1,418  £1,220.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10106
An excellent miniature of gemmy, ruby-red Proustite on crystals of translucent Calcite from the Schlema-Hartenstein District in Saxony, Germany. The Proustite crystals measure to about 3 mm and display shades of fine ruby through to blood red with a brilliant lustre. Very often the outer surface of Proustite is completely oxidised resulting in blackish-silver crystals with no visible indication of their true colour. This specimen shows no sign of such an oxidised coating, making it a very fine example. Note, there are areas of damaged Proustite, likely the result of contact damage when in situ, but equally there are many fine, well terminated crystals.


4.5 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Schlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

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