03 July 2013

A very expensive linarite crystal

From a report at Live Science:
Linarite, which also contains lead, typically shows up in the form of microcrystals... As part of a public minerals auction scheduled for June 2, Heritage is offering a specimen containing a 1-inch-long (2.5 centimeters) crystal. This blue behemoth, found in a New Mexico mine in 1979, is the largest crystal ever offered for sale publicly...The opening bid is set at $15,000...
The specimen sold for $158,000.

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