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English: Antimony, Beryl
Locality: Harris Claim, Wah Wah Mountans, Utah
Size: small cabinet, 6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Red Beryl
This is a superb red beryl specimen. It is considered by many to be one of the finest and most unique American mineral specimens in existence. It was mined and sold directly to prominent collector F. John Barlow in the early 1990s (and is listed in his book, page 357, as the world's foremost example of the species). He had a core suite of 14 remarkable specimens of which this was the most important, and spent a fortune keeping on top of the finds here to have the best assemblage possible from this unique site. The locality is currently defunct but until recently was attracting the attention of gemstone giants like Tiffany's for its novel mineral. This particular piece is featured prominently in many media, including the F. John Barlow Collection Book, Lapis special issues on beryls, and probably any other work that references red beryl. Although it "disappeared" briefly and could not make the American Mineral Treasures exhibition in Tucson in 2008, it well should have been in that compendium case. However, the photo was still chosen as the lead specimen for the Red Beryl chapter of the companion book to that monumental exhibition, and is shown full-page on page 217 of American Mineral Treasures. The crystal is 2 inches.
Deutsch: Antimon, Beryll
Größe: 6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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