|Dimensions (mm)||80 x 80 x 40mm|
|Weight (carats)||1550 carats|
FIRST 13 PHOTOS AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT
LAST 8 PHOTOS WERE TAKEN UNDER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE PHOTOS REVEAL
LAST PIECES AVAILABLE
ORIGIN : LAVRIO MINES, ATTICA, GREECE
WONDERFUL PURPLE FLUORITE SPECIMEN 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 265 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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001 TO 100 grams = $8.00
100 TO 200 grams = $9.50
200 TO 500 grams = $14.00
500 TO 1000grams = $22.00
1000 TO 2000gram = $44.00
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Very nice little specimen garnet. Seller was right, it is more impressive than the pictures. Prompt shipping after payment was made and it arrived early. Thank you!
Very nice little garnet specimen. Seller was right, it is more impressive than the pictures. Prompt shipping after payment was made and it arrived early. Thank you!
|Starts||6th Nov 2012 1:42pm PST|
|Registered Shipping||$14.00||25 Days|
|Standard Shipping - Tracked||$14.00||21 Days|
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