Lustrous Mexican Cinnabar Crystals
Lustrous Mexican Cinnabar Crystals from Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description This is an old piece from the extensive collection of geologist Jean Behier, the "founding father" of modern Madagascar's georesource policies and a well known French collector. It came to market and drifted quickly into the Stoudt collection through dealers Alain Martaud and Dave Bunk. These sharp, gemmy crystals (some twinned) are cherry red and perched on contrasting white Calcite matrix. You would think they were Chinese, but for the history and some subtle differences in matrix. Joe Budd photos.
Locality Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Dimensions 9.2 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm.
Specimen Grade D
Photograph Joe Budd photo

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