244g FLUORITE BROCHANTITE ADAMITE QUARTZ SPECIMEN LAVRIO MINES GREECE

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Dimensions (mm) 81 x 62 x 43mm
Weight (carats) 1220 carats
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BROCHANTITE, FLUORITE, QUARTZ, ADAMITE MIXED SPECIMEN

ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT

MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE PHOTOS REVEAL

ORIGIN : LAVRIO MINES, ATTICA, GREECE

Here is a delightful example of light purple Fluorite, Quartz crystals, a little light green Adamite along with deep emerald green micro Brochantite crystals from the Lavrion mines in Greece. Brochantite is a rare copper sulfate mineral that is formed during the oxidization of copper veins and it was named in 1824 by Serve-Dieu Abailard "Armand" Lévy in honor of the French geologist and mineralogist, André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers. Specimen looks vey interesting under magnification as there are many details to explore, enjoy viewing the micro Brochantite. Although crystals are obvious to the naked eye, specimen requires magnification in order to fully enjoy the crystal structures and color. Will be a delightful addition to any rock and mineral collection. Here is the opportunity to add this delightful specimen from a classic, ancient locality to your collection, do not miss this opportunity.

MINERAL SPECIMEN COMES FROM THE FAMOUS ANCIENT LAVRIO MINES. MOST OF THESE MINES ARE 2500 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A TOTAL LENGTH OF 50 KILOMETRES AND WERE BUILT ON SIX UNDERGROUND LEVELS. THE ENTIRE MINING SITE OF LAVRIO CONSTITUTES A NATURAL MUSUEM SINCE MORE THAN 400 MINERAL SPECIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE REGION. MOST OF THESE MINERALS ARE FOUND IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. LAVRIO HAS AROUSED THE INTEREST OF A LARGE NUMBER OF MINERALOGISTS AND AMATEUR COLLECTORS OWING TO BOTH THE VARIETY AND PARTICULAR BEAUTY OF ITS MINERAL SAMPLES. THE STORY OF HOW MINING BEGAN IN LAVRIO IS LOST IN THE MISTS OF EARLY HISTORY. MANY ANCIENT WRITERS AND ORATORS MENTION LAVRIO, INCLUDING AESCHYLUS, ARISTOTLE, DEMOSTHENES, LYSIAS, ARISTOPHANES AND STRABO. ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE, IT WAS IN 483BC, WHEN THE RICH DEPOSITS OF MARONIA (PRESENT DAY KAMAREZA) WERE DISCOVERED.

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Auction ID 1598552
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Starts 18th Sep 2021 1:30pm PDT

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