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Covellite, Pyrite

Calabona Mine, Calabona area, Alghero, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy

5,9x3x0,5 cm.

Outstanding display for this highly lustrous laminar Covellite crystal, uncommon for sale today; the intense metallic indigo-blue and purple colors, rarely seen in a Covellite crystal from any locality, contrast very well with small golden Pyrite crystals.The Calabona mine, now abandoned, was certainly known in antiquity, known by the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Pisans for the copper minerals that were extracted there; the last modern mining dates are between the early 1900s and 1950s. Really a great opportunity for the Covellite lovers.


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