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435g BLUE ARAGONITE ROUGH/SPECIMEN FROM THE ANCIENT LAVRION MINES IN GREECE

SKU
Dimensions (mm)
120.000 x 80.000 x 44.000mm
Weight (cts)
2175.000
Treatment
No Treatment
Type
Specimen
Colours

BLUE ARAGONITE ( CaCo3 )

ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT

MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE PHOTOS REVEAL 

Here is a wonderful chunky piece of blue Aragonite from the ancient Lavrio mines. With a hardness 3,5 – 4  this material is ideal for carving and cabbing. Cabochons from this material are wonderful. Specimen can also be kept in a collection due to its rarity and it would look delightful on display. This material also glows a greenish blue when backlit with a plain torch (see pictures), it is NOT a UV reactive specimen. Here is the opportunity to add this old timer and beautiful specimen from a classic, ancient locality to your collection. Do not miss this opportunity.

THE FAMOUS ANCIENT LAVRIO 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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Overview

Listing Type : Standard
Product ID : 1583129
Starts : 16th February 2024 07:35 am PST
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