An outstanding old vesuvianite specimen from the classic location Bellecombe, Italy. First I have to say the pics give this specimen a brownish hue that is not there in reality, and the hugely lustrous surfaces , show every little bit of dust, when pictured, its not like this in person, then the pristine crystals are transparent to translucent, and a very nice green olive with a hint of yellow in person. This specimen has a fine pedigree, haveing come from the collection of Joan Davey (Kevin Davey of Williarma Minerals fame, wife) its not well know that Joan had a small choice collection. It was acquired by Chris Parkinson (Lane Cove Rock Shop) for his collection in 1988. I acquired it from Chris about 6 years ago. A supberb classic, comes with the original label, showing a purchase price of $495.00. WAY WAY better in person!!
BELLECOMBE, AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY.
40 x 24 x 20mm.