• Spessartine with Scheelite and Muscovite
  • Spessartine with Scheelite and Muscovite
  • Spessartine with Scheelite and Muscovite
  • Spessartine with Scheelite and Muscovite
Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates

Spessartine with Scheelite and Muscovite

$1,400.00   €1,273  £1,140.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20389
A splendid specimen composed of pale\ apricot-orange Spessartine garnet crystals overgrowing a rich  bed of likewise coloured octahedral Scheelite crystals.  The rich patches of these two species are surrounded by 2 to 3 mm bladed crystals of Muscovite mica which coat the top surface of a block of banded gneiss.  The Spessartine crystals are developed to about 5 mm and the Scheelite average 2 to 3 mm.

Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This large label measures 9.9 x 8.1 cm and it complete (untrimmed) and is numbered 319/31.  A small label bearing this same number is glued at one end of the specimen, together with a Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889.  The large format Archduke label is in very good condition but has been folded once, leaving a single, off-centre, vertical crease.  Also with this specimen is a hand written description of a similar specimen numbered 319/40.  The description covers six lines and appears to be the same hand writing as on the Archduke Stephan label.
 

Details

Dimensions
7.6 × 6.5 × 5.8 cm
Categories
Silicates, Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Locality
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Spessartine

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